LET'S COUNT 1 2 3! by Jean McElroy

LET'S COUNT 1 2 3!

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In honor of that monumental milestone of a toddler's birthday, photos lay the basic counting blocks to set the festive stage.

A bare-chested tutu-clad babe is all grins; her dessert is strategically placed in reach. Each aspect of conventional celebratory planning receives its due from one to 10, beginning with the pink-iced cake with two candles on top. The concluding spread displays 10 gleeful tots poised to enjoy the delightful occasion. With food in the forefront, aesthetically pleasing details abound on white backgrounds, from the sliced cheese pizza to each uniquely designed cupcake. The numeric items are not always viewed in their entirety (the number three places that amount of hats in one shot, though there are clearly 10 on children’s heads in the final scene.) A listing of items provides the only text. Though the small size may suggest a secure fit for tiny hands, thick pastel-trimmed pages lack the durability required for the intended audience.

Though not a complete bust, this might be one party scene to skip. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)
Pub Date: May 3rd, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4424-1198-2
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2011


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