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MY TURN TO LEARN NUMBERS by Natalie Marshall Kirkus Star


by Natalie Marshall ; illustrated by Natalie Marshall

Age Range: 0 - 3

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-316-25164-8
Publisher: LB Kids/Little, Brown

This simple counting book starring a sweet brown bear is perfect for little hands.  

The first spread introduces readers to a brown bear wearing a green hat and scarf and a small smile. It reads simply: “ONE bear.” Throughout the title, the number words are in large capital letters, and the nouns that follow them appear in cursive, an unusual choice for a board book and one that adds a touch of whimsy to the sweet, digitally produced illustrations. In the remaining page spreads, the brown bear is pictured with two owls (perched atop his head), three blue birds, four flowers and five puffy white clouds. Numbers six to 10 are grouped together on a final page spread. Large tabs labeled 1 through 5 run down the length of the rightmost edge of this sturdy selection, making it a cinch for little hands to grasp and open. Other titles in this charming series include My Turn to Learn Colors (978-0-316-25163-1), featuring a bunny and his vegetable garden; My Turn to Learn Opposites (978-0-316-25165-5), starring two adorable purple owls; and My Turn to Learn Shapes (978-0-316-25166-2), focused on a mama hen and her sweet baby chicks on the farm. Families will want them all.

The deceptively simple and visually appealing My Turn to Learn series is a great tool for introducing basic concepts to the littlest readers. (Board book. 0-3)