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123 Boston: A Cool Counting Book

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Curious children will count to 10 using some of Boston's most cherished symbols and landmarks—the USS Constitution, the Boston Red Sox, the swan boats, and the city's marathon—in this board book featuring amusing illustrations, dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The final page includes a complete location list in both English and Spanish to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Boston.
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Overview


Curious children will count to 10 using some of Boston's most cherished symbols and landmarks—the USS Constitution, the Boston Red Sox, the swan boats, and the city's marathon—in this board book featuring amusing illustrations, dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The final page includes a complete location list in both English and Spanish to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Boston.
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Editorial Reviews

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Learning to count couldn't be more fun than mastering numbers linked to your hometown. This Cool Counting Book series entry takes kids one to ten with numbers linked to memorable Boston symbols and landmarks. And, yes, the Red Sox are represented in the board book enumerations.
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"The artwork is reminiscent of the lithographic method or of a negative image; the colors are bold and, in some instances, nontraditional. The last two pages of each book list all of the landmarks or items in Spanish and in English. . . . This series is recommended for public libraries and bookstores." —Críticas, on the Cool Counting Series

"These books are a fun way to introduce babies and toddlers to the landmarks of their hometowns." —Stroller Traffic

"These books are really colorful and fun." —The Examiner

on the Cool Counting Series Críticas
The artwork is reminiscent of the lithographic method or of a negative image; the colors are bold and, in some instances, nontraditional. The last two pages of each book list all of the landmarks or items in Spanish and in English. . . . This series is recommended for public libraries and bookstores.
Stroller Traffic
These books are a fun way to introduce babies and toddlers to the landmarks of their hometowns.
The Examiner
These books are really colorful and fun.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
There are several board books that feature major cities or places like this one and they may not have a lot of appeal beyond their own part of the country. The featured city in this one is Boston. There is no text, just a number on the spread and a picture. So for number one there is a ship on the opposing page. For the number three there appears that number of people in a boat that has a big swan on the back. The number five shows sports related items—soccer ball, baseball, football, basketball, and hockey stick. For nine there is a mother duck and a bunch of ducklings behind her and ten shows a skyline with fireworks soaring overhead. What does it all mean? The details are provided in the final spread, but unless you really know Boston you will need to read this section first to be able to explain to a toddler what he or she is looking at. For example, the sports gear represents the five teams in Boston—New England Revolution (soccer), Boston Red Sox (baseball), New England Patriots (football), Boston Celtics (basketball) and the Boston Bruins (hockey). The text is printed in both Spanish and English. Part of the "Cool Counting Books" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982529515
  • Publisher: Duo Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Series: Cool Counting Books Series
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 949,890
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Puck is the author of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes "123 California," "123 Chicago," "123 New York," "123 Philadelphia," "123 San Francisco," "123 Texas," and "123 USA." He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses.He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Somers is an author and artist who has worked in comics, animation, fine arts, and publishing for more than 15 years. He is the author of "Meaner than the Meanest," "Sounds Funny!," and "Sounds Tough! Big Noisy Machines." He is the illustrator of the Cool Counting Books series and "The Lazy Person's Handbook." He lives in New York City.
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