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Aaron and Anne Together on a Digital Board Book!

Many Fingers, One Hand
A Concept Book

Text by Aaron Shepard
Pictures by Anne L. Watson

General Info

Many parts make a whole, in this short concept book for the very young.

Board book • Ages 1–2

Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of The Baker’s Dozen, The Sea King’s Daughter, The Monkey King, and many more children’s books, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader’s theater. Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society.

Anne L. Watson is the award-winning illustrator of Katie Mouse and the Perfect Wedding, Katie Mouse and the Christmas Door, and The Secret of Gingerbread Village, as well as the author of numerous craft books and novels for adults. Her illustrations are imaginative collages made from photos of felted animals, miniatures, and real-life objects, along with graphic arts creations and textures from Etsy and elsewhere, all assembled and manipulated in Photoshop.

Aaron and Anne are married and now live in Bellingham, Washington.

Next River Books
Ebook ~ 2019

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Many fingers, one hand.

Many beads, one necklace.

Many pieces, one puzzle.

Many trees, one forest.

Many colors, one rainbow.

Many people, one world.

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