A new fully illustrated counting 123 book about Palestine, from Dr. Golbarg Bashi, the author and publisher of the critically-acclaimed P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book a bold diverse children’s book successfully crowd-fundraised on Launchgood.com! Counting Up The Olive Tree: A Palestine Number Book is a social justice homage to Bill Martin Jr. and his Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a legendary classic children’s book we love.
Excerpt from the book:
“When the woeful woodcutter came to cut down the last olive tree
The kids cried,
‘Please don’t cut our precious tree in our land yet to be free!’
. . .
Player number 1 told player number 2,
get hold of number 3
who told 4,
‘we must protect the last olive tree,
all of us and some more.’
. . .
Tlick – Tlock Tlick – Tlock
Will there be enough time?
. . .
Snoring cracking humming and roaring!
. . .
Wait! The woeful woodcutter is waking up,
no longer snoring!”
Order your copy now to find out what happens next, as children practice counting the numbers, cultivating their math skills.
Paperback, fully illustrated.
“Uplifting storyline, cheerful illustrations, delightful, empowering, inspiring.”
— Dr. Nada Elia
“Counting Up the Olive Tree is a jamboree of colors and childhood exhuberance rooted in the heart of Palestine. An infectious delight for young readers and parents alike.”
“Golbarg Bashi cleverly uses the game of football, that is unifying to the world, that is relatable and fun … while still giving the readers an insight to the reality of what life is like in Palestine … showcasing their bravery and their courage, to resist in ways that are peaceful and full of promise and hope.”