1-2-3 Peas ( The Peas Series )
( Ages 2 to 6)
By : Keith Baker
Publisher : Little Simon ( 2014)
A great book to practise counting for kids which comes as a follow up on New York Times best seller "LMNO Peas". With attractive pastel shaded images and cute little peas the book is no doubt a hit.
The rhyming text ensures that children will enjoy while counting along " One pea searching look, look, look / Two Peas Fishing Hook,Hook,Hook." One could see these tiny peas involved in various activities from fishing, rowing,planting,biking and driving around the large colourful numerals, naturally will keep children busy scanning the activity filled spreads. The numerals are on spotlight by large size and vibrant colours, while the tiny peas with skinny arms and legs, dressed in various pieces of headgear is a very attractive feature.
And what better way is there to introduce counting than counting with peas , an innovative parent/teacher may do one hundred things with tiny peas from counting to additions. Kids can count along from 1 to 20 and then to 100 by tens. The book addresses two levels of counting as the first twenty numbers, counting in individual numbers is for the introductory level and then as the book moves on to counting by tens which is the next level for those around five years. And the final spread will be a pleasant surprise with one hundred peas sitting on a giant number 100, each holding a pennant of their number.