Counting (Touch, Look, and Learn!) Author: Emily Bolam
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Format:

Age Range: 2-5 years

Publication Date: September 2009

BISAC: JUV009030

Pages: 10

Book Format Detail: Board Book with Touch-and-Feel Embossing Throughout

Retail Price: $5.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-846-4

ISBN-10: 1-58925-846-0

Dimensions: 6-1/4" x 6-1/4"

This striking board book is an inviting introduction to counting for the very young. Children can touch bumpy textures to reinforce recognition, look at the bold pictures and words, and learn the numbers one through five!

Lexile: BR

One giraffe, two tigers, three Dalmatians, four sea turtles and five tropical fish array themselves with splendid, striking clarity over the pages of this brief gem.

Bolam depicts smiling animals against bright, high-contrast backgrounds on the recto with a large numeral colored with the animal's coat pattern facing on the verso. An added fillip introduces a tactile element, with both animal and numeral's coloration pattern embossed to create bumps and ridges. Similarly, its companion, Colors (ISBN: 978-1-58925-845-1) introduces a red strawberry, blue ocean, yellow cheese, a green tree and a black-and-white zebra with equal simplicity and fun.

Both beautiful and baby-centric—a lovely package.

 

May 15, 2009, Kirkus Reviews