1 2 3 Dream – Kim Krans


51oddwvcbnl   1 2 3 Dream – Kim Krans, Random House, (9780553539325), 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   This is a beautiful counting book that counts from 1 – 20. Each double page spread features the numeral in bold text with an illustration featuring wildlife corresponding in number and alliteration. We begin with 1 owl, 2 turtles, 3 thistles and so on up to 18 eggs, 19 nuts and 20 toes. The illustrations are reminiscent of woodcuts with splashes of watercolor to brighten each page. In addition to learning to count and discovering the alliteration, readers are also encouraged to find sixteen hidden items which include “A heart-shaped stone” and “Two lady bugs.” This is a lovely addition to concept books and a nice companion to A B C Dream.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a lovely book to hand to preschoolers who are learning to count. Fans of hidden picture books such as the I Spy series by Walter Wick might also enjoy it.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school books

Where would you shelve it? Picture Book

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 10/7/16

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