Written by Krissie Zamora-Martinez
Illustrated by Jakin Luis Martinez
From blue crabs busy during daytime to flying squirrels active at night, get to know the unique animals that call the Philippine mangrove swamps their home.
Young readers will delight in the catchy counting rhyme, beautifully-detailed illustrations, and fun facts about each creature!
Krissie Zamora–Martinez has read to her two boys, Noah and Luke, many books patterned after the Southern Appalachian traditional counting rhyme and thought of using this style to write about the interesting creatures inhabiting Philippine mangroves. She can be emailed at
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