Tuesday, July 16, 2013

123 Versus ABC by Mike Boldt - OPTIONAL

Boldt, Mike  123 Versus ABC Harper, 2013.  $17.99  Content: G  PICTURE BOOK 
This book is a disagreement between number one and letter A.  Both think they are supposed to be the main subject of the book.  While they are trying to prove to each other that the book is about numbers/letters, different animals and objects show up on each page with the sequential number and alphabetical order, really showing that the book is about both numbers and letters.  In the end a splotch of red shows up and says that he heard the book was about colors. 
The dialogue shared between number one and letter A is written in dialogue boxes and it can get a bit confusing as the numbers increase.  However, the overall effect of the book is entertaining.  My only concern is that you would have to have a proficient enough student, who understands the order of the letters and numbers to understand what is going on in the book.  The illustrations are animated and the book will entertain younger readers. 

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