Counting Our Way to Maine | Maggie Smith


Pack your bag and count along as this engaging family gathers up one baby, two dogs, and three bicycles, and leaves the city behind. Their trip is full of things that make summer, and Maine, so special—building sand castles, picking blueberries, and more. All are happily counted, finishing in a shining finale as the family tallies 20 fireflies during their last evening in Maine.

First published in 1995 and now brought back by popular demand, Counting Our Way to Maine is both a counting book and a warm humorous look at the joys (and tribulations) of family life. It adds up to one summer vacation you won’t want to miss.

Written and Illustrated by Maggie Smith
Format: Hardcover Picture Book
Length: 32 pages
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780892727759

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

5 in stock

About the Artist

Maggie Smith is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books, ten of which she also authored. Her titles include One Naked Baby, Paisley and Desser, The Best Ever Cat—which Publisher’s Weekly included on its list of Best Books of the Year. The multi-talented Smith is also a fabric artist who creates and sews dolls and small toys for children. She and her partner, artist/designer Peter Clarke, recently moved to Seattle and look forward to exploring their new state’s rocky shoreline and many islands, which are said to resemble the wondrous coast of Maine. To find out more about Maggie’s books, visit

Additional Details

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 10 × .5 in