NUMBERS by Julia Pimsleur Levine


From the "Little Pim" series
Age Range: 2 - 3
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Pim has quite the appetite and one unusual palate.

Little Pim the panda scours his pantry for something to eat. Tabs and lift-the-flaps feature three possible ingredients on each page to add to the meal; each one is described in three different languages (English, Spanish and French). Crowded type in various colors and itty-bitty phonetic pronunciations make these labels hard to read. Beginning with bread for his sandwich (the other flaps conceal carrots and apples), Pim’s tastes demonstrate a toddlerlike eclecticism. He crams a hodgepodge of foodstuffs (seven potato chips, nine marshmallows, etc.) into his towering sandwich. The fake enthusiasm grates. Pim juggles apples as the narrator urges readers to join in: “Making a sandwich is fun! Now Little Pim needs six slices of cheese. Can you help him find them?” A concluding spread depicts his final culinary masterpiece. Animals brings Pim and his camera to photograph farm animals, with a similar interactive design.

There are just too many cooks in this kitchen. (Board book. 2-3)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4197-0175-7
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: abramsappleseed
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2012


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