Another clever picture book without words from Mitsumasa Anno. In this book, you and your child watch as a village is built, and are introduced to numbers and counting in a variety of ways - the seasons progress from January (1) to December (12) (though the seasons match the northern hemisphere, which may be confusing for children starting to understand calendar months. Also, the numbers of houses, trees, birds etc follow the number theme, as does the church clock tower.
My children enjoy spotting the children, and seeing what they are up to, or counting windows on the building, too.
We enjoy this book, and it is a different twist on a counting book.