The second counting book is also a fun rhyming one. It's called 10 Valentine Friends. Ten little friends work on making special Valentines. Their Valentines are personalized with dinosaurs, gorillas, princesses, etc. I like this book because there is a column on each page where you can watch the Valentines stack up as each one is added. Excellent counting practice and fun too!
The props are pretty self-explanatory, but I did take some pictures. I started with craft foam cut into 10 heart shapes (I added some faces too) and 5 pipe cleaners cut in half.