1,2,3 FOR YOU AND ME by Meg Girnis


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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In a companion title to A B C for You and Me (2000), the author and photographer present appealing full-color photographs of children with Down syndrome, accompanied by an array of familiar objects and inviting the viewer to count from one to twenty. Bears, boats, cars, candles, and balloons are shown with a child or two. Children from preschool to early teens, include boys and girls, white, African-American, and Asian. Each photograph is carefully composed to show a child, the objects to be counted, the name of the object, the number as numeral appearing in a colored circle, and the number written as a word. The white background on each page makes it easy for the viewer to focus on the child, objects, and numbers and may make it easier for some to learn the concepts. The last page provides a review as the numbers from one to twenty appear with the appropriate number of dots to count. Though catalogued as 628.9, this title will reach a wider audience if shelved with picture or concept books. A useful and attractive counting book that will appeal to general populations and special-needs children as well. (Nonfiction. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-8075-6107-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2001