1 2 3 by Tom Slaughter

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I received this book for review from Tundra Books. Along the same lines as Eats! And Over Under is 1 2 3. NOTE: I reviewed the board book version and picture to the left is of full size version but the stories are the same

This book shows numbers 1-10 in very simple concepts. For each number, not only is there that number of items on the page but each of those items has the same number of points about it. For example:

#5 is five daisies with five petals each
#9 is nine buildings with nine windows each.

The illustrations are bright with contrasting colours that catch children’s eyes. There is a mixture of black and white and colour pictures, which I thought was nice.

The book is marketed for ages 2-5 but I have to disagree with that. I believe it should be 6m-18m perhaps to 2 years depending on how much you’ve read to your child. Ages 3-5 might enjoy it for the first few times but I can’t see them continuing with it for very long. Once you know how to count to 10, counting books become less fun. At least that’s been my experience.

Other than the listed age group, I really enjoyed this book and will recommend it to others.

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