1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book

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Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun!

Each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before, from the first car with an elephant to the last with ten ...

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Overview

Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun!

Each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before, from the first car with an elephant to the last with ten birds.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Each car of a zoo-bound train contains a different number of vibrant, stylized animals; their destination is depicted in a fold-out finale. Ages 3-7. (July)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Hurry up and get aboard the train. A collection of animals ranging from one very large elephant to five pairs of birds is headed for the zoo. As each number and the corresponding number of animals is introduced, another car is added to the train running along the bottom of the page. Once at their destination, the cars are emptied and the animals take up residence at the zoo. Transformed into a board book, Carle's delightful collages are still appealing and kids will have fun naming the animals, counting them, and spotting that little mouse that appears in every scene. 1996 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698116450
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 91,246
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: NPL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    Eric Carle's board book of counting to 10 is a wonderful book. I purchased the book for my grandson. He had just been to the zoo. What a great way to refresh about the animals he saw, but learning to count at the same time.

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