1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere by Jan Brocket is a marvelous counting book; it's fun photos count up to twenty. I love the mixture of real items with an embroidery background, or statues with live animals, with the numeral found somewhere to round it up.
The photography is bold and bright. Some items obviously set up while others seem to be just a regular walk around and found items. How the pictures are set up they masterfully put math to work as we find 9 buttons in 3 rows of 3, 2 sets of seven silverware, forks and knives, and 2 each of a checkerboard treat that makes 4.
I'll use this in Preschool Storytime and with Kindergarteners to show parents and teachers how to have fun with counting and to encourage math skills in real life.