About the Book


"Iridescent wings, webs, and slime create a visual treat in this counting book that features all kinds of pests from roaches to cicadas. […] Recommended." —School Library Journal

What A Pest is a bold and graphic counting book packed full of creepy, crawly, and slimy pests. This sturdy board book is a fun way for preschoolers to learn to count from 1 to 10, with simple rhyming text and brightly colored artwork. Each “pesky” illustration is embellished with iridescent foil, making this an irresistible addition to any preschooler’s library. 

Awards and Press

Nanny Miss Monique

Childcare Industry Influencer and Early Literacy Advocate

"Author and illustrator Elliot Kreloff brings critters to life through his playful language and one-of-a-kind illustrations."

Meet the Author and Illustrator

Elliot Kreloff is an award-winning designer and children’s book illustrator. His career as creative director for Scholastic Books, Disney Publishing Worldwide, MacMillan Publishing, Blue Apple Books, and his own studio, Design Five, has spanned over forty years. As an arts educator, he has taught at Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and Fordham University. His books have been awarded Best Book of the Year by Child Magazine, and he has received numerous awards from various professional design organizations. He lives in Harlem, NYC.