Count the Stars

By Raewyn Caisley

Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

Raewyn Caisley’s gentle text and Gabriel Evan’s timeless illustrations conjoin to celebrate the beauty of maths and friendship, hand in hand.

From the parallel lines of moonlight pouring through her bedroom blinds, to counting daisy petals in the garden, Maddie adores maths. If only she had a friend who marvelled at it as she does. Then Dad takes Maddie, along with her new classmate Priya, to the observatory where the unfathomable numbers of stars take their breath away.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529508734
  • Published: 07 Sep 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'From cover to cover and endpaper to endpaper, this is a wonderful, multi-layered book. Apart from being a terrific, superbly illustrated story, it’s overflowing with classroom potential […] I love that it shows how the imagination and creative thinking, and a fascination with facts, can sit side by side.' Red Reading Hub

'In this delightful new book, mathematical concepts are explained in story, through the lens of everyday experiences. It also touches on friendships, with Maddie’s interests impacting on her ability to connect with others. With mathematical words throughout, including on the end papers, children can extend their language as well as enjoy the story. Stunning illustrations, with double-page spreads, really bring this magical book to life, offering points for discussion beyond the text.' Teach Primary

'This clever book not only tells a lovely story of new friendship but skilfully starts the process of demystifying the whole language of maths and shows how it can hold the key to mind-expanding notions such as stars, galaxies and planets. To underline the message, the words are sprinkled again across the night sky that fills the front and end papers of the book.' The Letterpress Project

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