Learning to count with Florida's own counting book, Sunny Numbers, is lots of fun for the little ones...from 1 Old Lighthouse to 6 Lipizzan Horses to 8 Long-armed Octopi and so on. Carol Crane, author of S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet, continues to explore Florida's unique landscape, wildlife, history, and more with her counting rhymes and explanatory text. With beautifully detailed illustrations by Jane Monroe Donovan and many new Florida facts, students, teachers and parents will all enjoy Sunny Numbers. About the Author: Carol Crane advocates education through reading. She travels extensively and speaks at state reading conventions across the United States. Her thematic approach to learning has been widely accepted and successfully used by many reading teachers. Eight years ago, she founded "Bed, Breakfast and Books," a summer institute for teachers and media specialists across the country. About the Illustrator: Jane Monroe Donovan enjoyed sketching as a child, and one of her best-loved gifts was a book of Norman Rockwell paintings given by her parents. She is a self-taught painter whose favorite subjects are people and nostalgic scenes. Jane and her husband, Bruce, live in Michigan with their two sons, Ryan and Joey.