Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Jane Brocket
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Starting small, this book packs in vibrant pictures and catchy text to count numbers one through twenty and even includes the concept of zero. Each page includes a different number, as well as introducing colors, simple math, and pattern recognition. A great example is the number two, which builds on the number one by showing one plus one equals two. The pages for number four have readers look for four of the same things and four different things, giving colorful examples of each.
Captivating to younger audiences, this book is a great tool to teach number recognition along with counting. Each page shows the numeric or written out form of each number, with multiple colorful examples to count along with. The photographs are vibrant and also encourage color, shape, same and different, and pattern recognition in a fun and interesting manner. Great for toddlers and preschoolers, this book will be a favorite with its interesting images of macaroons, strawberries, and markers. It packs in fundamental math concepts while the text teaches language arts through rhyming and simple words.