Thursday, October 11, 2007

1 2 3 A child's First Counting Book

1 2 3 A Child's First Counting Book by Alison Jay is a wonderful book to read out loud or with one child. The pictures for each number are small slices of fairy tales that contain many ways to count the number . In one illustration the number 7 is magic beans, and the picture has seven cows, seven bees and seven lady bugs. Maybe you will find seven other objects that I didn't see. The illustrations are a fresh interpretation of an old style "Americana". Each number can be used as a jumping off place to read or tell the fairy tale that it's based on. I can't wait to share this book with a child. And I am going to add it to my collection of best loved children's picture books. Check it out for yourself and share it with a child that you love.

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