New Release -  Fall 2011

¿Cuantos Perros? How Many Dogs?
Bam Schildkraut

Illustrated by Steven Katz

¿Cuantos Perros? How Many Dogs? is a  read-out-loud romp through numbers 1-10 with a pack of playful pooches.  Simple verses use the English and Spanish words for numbers.  The short rhymes literally roll off the tongue (can you say perros?) and children quickly learn to count and woof aloud with each verse.  The rhymes and illustrations focus on positive interactions between dogs and people.  From the wraparound cover to the last page, the illustrations of the 55 dogs and one cat are vivid, active and humorous.  Children will delight in the finding the friendly little cat hidden in every illustration as they count their way through the book. 

About the author: Bam Schildkraut, aka Deborah Schildkraut, Ph.D., is an animal behaviorist and educator. She is a columnist for PETroglyphs, an online animal resource magazine.  She writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.   Her pen name, Bam, was coined by her grandson.  ¿Cuantos Perros? How Many Dogs? is her second book published by Operation Outreach-USA Press. Her first, Goodbye, Jake, was published in 2007.  She resides in Massachusetts with her family and dogs, and spends part of each year in New Mexico.  Copies are available on  To purchase signed gift copies of the book, contact the author at