The Handmade Alphabet, Laura Rankin’s striking interpretation of American Sign Language’s manual alphabet, was called a glorious success by Publishers Weekly and was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book, among many honors. In her new book, this gifted artist shows readers how to count using ASL, pairing the signs for the numbers 1-20, 25, 50, 75, and 100 with beautifully drawn objects ranging from lifelike butterflies to bright windup toys. Each picture is at once a joyful invitation to learn counting and a fascinating introduction to the eloquent language of signing. Laura Rankin has been inspired to create books about ASL by her experience with her stepson, who is deaf and whose life changed dramatically when he learned to sign at age eighteen. Laura Rankin lives in southern Maine.