1-2-3: A Child's First Counting Book by Alison Jay, Board Book | Barnes & Noble
1 2 3 A Child's First Counting Book

1 2 3 A Child's First Counting Book

by Alison Jay
     
 

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An acclaimed picture book, now an enchanting board book.

One little girl wakes up to a fairy-tale world. She spies two dancing feet from the Golden Goose tale, three hungry bears just meeting Goldilocks, and four royal mattresses between the princess and the pea. With many objects to count on each colorful page, 1 2 3 is perfect for children learning

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An acclaimed picture book, now an enchanting board book.

One little girl wakes up to a fairy-tale world. She spies two dancing feet from the Golden Goose tale, three hungry bears just meeting Goldilocks, and four royal mattresses between the princess and the pea. With many objects to count on each colorful page, 1 2 3 is perfect for children learning their numbers 1 though 10.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Sumptuous...a wonder to behond." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Elegant, but highly accessible...luminous." -Booklist, starred review

"Will delight the very young." -School Library Journal

"Just wonderful."-Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
A little girl falls asleep over her book of fairy tales, giving her the chance to fly away in her dreams to fairy-tale land. There she can practice counting from one to ten and back down again as she encounters characters like the three little pigs, four frog princes, six gingerbread men, and seven magic beans. She also meets Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and, Hansel and Gretel. Then, she wakes up to bright sunshine and souvenirs of her dreams. Jay's painting style suggests early twentieth century children's books, with objects looking like pieces in a game, lots of details, and doll-like characters, with an overall crackled glaze. Some scenes are complex, like Jack's twisting beanstalk with ladybugs. Many are amusing, like the eight mice dressed as footmen for Cinderella's pumpkin coach. Part of the fun is finding a character or object from a previous scene creeping into the next, like the frog skipping across the five ducklings' pond. Now available as a board book without the pictorial guide to the sixteen fairy tales and characters shown. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525421658
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
"Sumptuous...a wonder to behond." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Elegant, but highly accessible...luminous." -Booklist, starred review

"Will delight the very young." -School Library Journal

"Just wonderful."-Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Alison Jay is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children. She lives in London.

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