Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review - 1-2-3, You Love Me

1-2-3, You Love Me
by Jill Howarth
Date: 2017
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 14
Format: e-book
Source: library

A counting board book about love for family and friends while teaching kids to count from 1 to 12. From one bear hug to twelve pretty red roses, 1-2-3, You Love Me will foster lots of hugs, kisses, and affection between parent and child while teaching young ones to count from one to twelve. With charming love-filled illustrations, sturdy pages, and clever rhyming text, this is the perfect gift for baby for Valentine's Day or any time of year. Sipping on yummy shakes, cuddling puppies, counting the colors in a rainbow, and making music with friends are all ways that children can express their love for their friends and family with Jill Howarth's delightful board book.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Here's another cute counting book. This one has decent rhyme and meter, and a sweet collection of things to count.

I do have one complaint, and I'm probably not going to be the only one bothered by it. On the page for EIGHT, a rainbow is depicted... with eight colours. And they're not even the standard spectrum colours. Instead, we have red, pink, orange, gold, yellow, green, turquoise, and blue!

The pictures are cute and colourful, and almost seem a bit retro. I don't really have any complaints about those, other than the rainbow. The items are all clear and easy to count, with the possible exception of the family members in picture frames on the SEVEN page. There are only six frames, though there are seven animals. Just be aware of that if you're reading it with little kids and make sure they count the animals, not the frames.

While this isn't the best counting book I've read, it's certainly not the worst. I enjoyed the illustrations, and the rhyming text was nice. I would probably recommend it, though with the warnings mentioned above.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: 4/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.29 out of 5

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