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1-2-3 Peas
Contributor(s): Baker, Keith
ISBN: 1442445513     ISBN-13: 9781442445512
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: July 2012
Annotation: Busy little peas engage in their favorite activities as they introduce the numbers from one to 100.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
Peas; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living | Daily Activities
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2011034724
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 10.50" W x 0.50" (0.50 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Keith Baker has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books for young children, including LMNO Peas, No Two Alike, Big Fat Hen, Who Is the Beast?, and Potato Joe. He lives in Seattle, and you can visit him at 

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
In this inevitable follow-up to Baker's successful LMNO Peas, the little legumes cavort on or around giant numerals corresponding with their increasing-by-the-page numbers. Basic rhymes describe the jovial peas' activities ("Nine peas dancing--round, round, round, / Ten peas building--pound, pound, pound"); the illustrations are memorable and amusing (four bewigged "Peatles" rock out for "Seventy peas singing--la, la, la").

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2012 May #2)

The bipedal green peas that starred in LMNO Peas return in a lively counting romp. Interacting with large, brightly colored numerals, the peas plant seeds, hammer nails into a wooden platform, and jump into a pool: "Five peas painting—/ brush, brush, brush,/ Six peas traveling—/ rush, rush, rush." The peas skip rope as numbers 11 through 19 are clustered onto one spread ("skip, skip, skip"), before the book begins counting by tens and the commotion rockets, bringing readers up to 100. Baker's energizing graphics are as joyful and fresh as in the first book, anthropomorphizing the peas in spreads that burst with personality. Ages 3–7. (July)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 July)

PreS-Gr 1—This colorful counting book features the same cast of characters introduced in Baker's LMNO Peas (S & S, 2010). This time, the peas are out and about engaging in all sorts of imaginative activities that the "pea-wee" crowd might enjoy: planting, painting, dancing on stage, building, fishing, singing, etc. As youngsters browse the pages, they can count along from 1 to 20, then to 100 by tens. Each page features a large numeral and a representative number of peas in and around that number. For example, 70 ("SEVENTY peas singing—la, la, la") presents a rock band (the Peatles) staged on top of the seven, a pea singing in the shower, a choir, and a soloist named Pea yoncé. On the other hand, 40 ("FORTY peas napping—sleep, sleep, sleep") displays forty peas napping peacefully alongside their piles of books. Children will also enjoy checking for other details, such as the ladybug hidden on each spread. The digitally rendered illustrations are presented in eye-catching shades of blue, orange, green, red, and more. With so much illustrated detail, this book is best suited for one-on-one sharing, and children will enjoy returning time and again to discover the visual surprises or humorous touches hidden in the book's pages.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

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