1, 2 at the Zoo

1, 2 at the Zoo

by Sue Dicicco
     
 


Count to two with the animals at the zoo in this board book with gatefolds and a giant pop!

Bold and bright, each spread in this novelty board book features a different zoo animal family of two! With zoo animals like monkeys and elephants, this playful and engaging numbers book is perfect for babies and toddlers.

This is part of a new series of basic number

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Overview


Count to two with the animals at the zoo in this board book with gatefolds and a giant pop!

Bold and bright, each spread in this novelty board book features a different zoo animal family of two! With zoo animals like monkeys and elephants, this playful and engaging numbers book is perfect for babies and toddlers.

This is part of a new series of basic number books using an appealing, hands-on format and graphic animal illustrations! Each book teaches just one number to help babies and toddlers get a head start on learning. With inventive gatefold flaps, one oversized pop-up page, and an adorable ending, little ones will be clamoring for more!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Only going up to the number two, this is a minimalist counting book with gatefold flaps. Set at the zoo, each left-hand page features a close-up of one segment of an animal. The right-hand page shows two of the same creature, and behind a gatefold, each duo is fully depicted in their zoo habitat. The giraffe page shows one giraffe neck, then two giraffe heads next and finally, behind a flap that opens vertically, two giraffes munching on leaves. The penultimate flap reveals two elephants in an oversized foldout page. In the final, four-panel spread, a Caucasian mother and her child are seen visiting the zoo. To focus on counting only up to two is refreshingly age-appropriate, though some of the other choices as to what to count seem illogical and counterintuitive. Why count only one penguin foot? Several of the close-ups are strangely cropped, making them hard for readers to identify. The book design, with thinner-than-normal board-book pages, is helpful for toddlers transitioning to paper books. DiCicco's cheery colors and smooth lines give the book a soft focus. The companion book, 1, 2, 3 in the Sea, takes the counting up to three, but it is even more confusing in its page layout and choice of close-up images. While there are some appropriate and amusing features here, some of the author's choices don't add up. (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545432399
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
911,806
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author


Sue DiCicco is a former Disney animator and the author/illustrator of many beloved storybooks for children.

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