Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book is the fitting follow-up title to the successful children's pictorial V is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet. This fun, colorful, and superbly informative book teaches children about numbers using recognizable places, events, and facts from this great state. As elementary students grasp the concept and visual of 30 purple passion flowers, they'll also learn that the passion flower is the state wildflower and that Native Americans in Tennessee used the plants to help heal cuts and bruises. Numbers throughout the book are explained with a simple rhyme for younger children and are accompanied by detailed expository text for older learners. Michael Shoulders of Clarksville, Tennessee is a Federal Programs Supervisor and has worked for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for 28 years. His "Story Time" column appears every week in the Clarksville-Leaf Chronicle. Michael enjoys traveling to schools to speak to educators and children about writing and books. With over 100 limited edition prints and etchings on the market, artist Bruce Langton (Granger, IN) is now proud to add six children's books to his list of achievements. He enjoys giving school presentations and teaching children how to draw and is very involved in the conservation and preservation of nature.