East Coast Counting Written and Illustrated by Dawn Baker

Flanker Press was established in 1994 and is based in Newfoundland and Labrador. They focus on publishing titles from local authors and also have an imprint, Pennywell Press which offers a variety of fiction, short story and children’s book publications.

East Coast Counting by Dawn Baker is a fun and educational counting book for young readers. Using iconic Atlantic Canadian landmarks, animals, and other objects, children learn about the places and things in this part of Canada, while also practicing their counting skills. The illustrations are bright and cheery, which is a great representation of the overall welcoming feel of Atlantic Canada. There is also an opportunity to practice counting the images on each page, which is perfect for the youngest of learners. Included at the back is a description for each of the places or things mentioned throughout the book, which provides a bit of education and explanation for readers who are unfamiliar with the area.

Whether you live within Atlantic Canada or beyond, this is a wonderful book to practice counting, while capturing some of the highlights of the area.


About the Author

Dawn Baker has been a visual artist and children’s writer since 1992. A graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Education and a certificate in library studies, she served on the board of directors of The Rooms from 2006 until 2019. In 2015, Dawn served as a juror for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and toured Ontario as part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. East Coast Counting is the twelfth book that she has published with Flanker Press.

  • Publisher : Flanker Press (April 28 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1774570602
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1774570609

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Melanie is the Children's Book reviewer at The Miramichi Reader. She is a mother to two young children Adeline (3 years) and Harlow (7 months). She has a Bachelor of Health Science from Dalhousie University and previously worked as a Radiological Technologist before deciding to pursue a career in health insurance administration. She enjoys sewing, crafting, and going on adventures with her family. Having lived in all three maritime provinces, Melanie now raises her daughters with her husband in Moncton, NB.

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