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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

123 versus ABC- Mike Boldt

I love alphabet books. And counting books. And books that combine the two. It makes sense, then, that I would love Mike Boldt's 123 versus ABC. On the first page of this dueling themes book, a large blue Number One shows up, all set to be the star of a counting book. Unfortunately, Letter A also shows up, all set to be the star of an alphabet book. The two themes duel throughout the book, all the way to the surprise ending.

I can't wait to add this to my alphabet and/or counting book collections. It's basic enough for young readers, but silly enough that intermediate grade readers are also going to love it. I can see kids perusing Mike Boldt's lively illustrations  (are there really 8 hot dogs and 9 ice cream cones?). And the ending couldn't be more perfect.

Read an interview with author/illustrator Mike Boldt here.

Thanks to Harper Collins for the review copy.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Oh fun! I love counting books and ABC books too. It's always fun when someone comes up with a new twist on these classics.