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CITY 123 by Zoran Milich

CITY 123

photographed by Zoran Milich

Age Range: 2 - 4

Pub Date: March 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-55337-540-8
Publisher: Kids Can

The best yet of Milich’s urban albums for the toddler set, this offers within each photograph’s frame both numerals and familiar items to count, from a single pedestrian with a “1” on his back to “10” tempting French fries lined up on a plate. For context and reinforcement, each big, bright color picture comes with a bulleted number line and the number written out on the facing page. Each pair of numbers is then followed by a double-paged spread that includes the accumulation to that point. In some instances, the photos are natural; in others, Milich has added subjects. So readers will find six little manmade chicks perched on an iron fence in between six finials, but numbers one to 8 in brass over an elevator. Like Stephen Johnson’s City By Numbers (1998), this offers an irresistible invitation to count, and also to look more closely at the world all around. (Picture book. 2-4)