A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that 123 Versus ABC mixes humor and a friendly competition between letters and numbers to equal one very original picture book about counting and reading. Lively illustrations and snappy dialogue between the rivals provide a fun, engaging experience for young readers and parents alike.
What's the story?
The letter A and the number 1, the story's main characters and co-narrators, try to figure out whether this is a book about letters or numbers as things to be identified and counted keep mounting. The spirited rivalry continues to the last page and punch line, where they encounter a splotch of red looking for a book about colors.
Is it any good?
123 VERSUS ABC is a fresh, imaginative take on those two classroom classics: counting and learning the alphabet. Loaded with humor and action as people, animals, and other things keep adding up, it's a fast-paced, never static adventure with lots to discover on each spread, such as finding why 18 robots are wearing 19 sombreros (one is wearing two). Author-illustrator Mike Boldt's funny, colorful illustrations are as entertaining as his amusing text.
Talk to your kids about ...
- Author: Mike Boldt
- Illustrator: Mike Boldt
- Genre: Alphabet
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Dinosaurs, Numbers and Letters, Robots, Wild Animals
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Harper
- Publication date: June 25, 2013
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
- Available on: Nook, Hardback
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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