Author: Keith Baker
Location: JE Baker
Level: 3-6 year olds
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker is a counting book with peas as the characters. It has rhyming words, for example- "One pea searching- look,look,look, Two peas fishing- hook,hook,hook" The next number starts a new rhyme sound. There are a couple of things I like about this book. First is shows both the word and the number in a large font. Secondly is goes past ten! So few books actually go further. This one goes to ten then covers 11-19 in one spread with just the numerals, after which it counts by tens up to one hundred using both the word and numeral again (and rhyme pairs). All of the actions are things your child might actually do. The illustrations are brightly colored and the peas are cute.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a counting book that goes past ten here is one. 1-2-3 Peas counts to 20 before starting to count by tens to 100. The illustrations are cute and colorful. Plus the text includes the word and numeral.