Count Me In! uses the figurative ceramics of Mexican ceramists: Guillermina, Josefina, Irene and Concepcion Aguilar to teach children their numbers. Figures representing an annual parade in the State of Oaxaca march across the pages. Children learn about an important cultural festival as well as gain exposure to the humorous ceramics of Mexico's most important female artisans.
Cynthia gives an overview of the book:
I am a writer of multicultural children's books. For the illustrations of my work, I always collaborate with an artist or artisan from a developing nation. Thus far, I have published four books. I have commitments for three more. These books have been well...