123 versus ABC / Mike Boldt.

Numbers and letters both expect to be the stars of this book. The arrival of one alligator, two bears, and three cars does little to clear things up.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Boldt, Mike, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition:First edition.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Numbers and letters struggle for dominance of Boldt's debut, which joins recent combative abecedaries like Z Is for Moose and A Is for Musk Ox. "Hello!" says an anthropomorphic blue numeral one, greeting readers with a smile. "I'm so glad you chose to read this book about Numbers!" Simultaneously, an orange "A" walks in from the other side of the spread. "Hi! I'm so happy you chose to read this book about Letters!" A giant "WHAT?!!" of disbelief follows, and the 1 and A use new arrivals-like a single green alligator-to support their claims. "That settles it then. Since there is 1 Alligator, this is a book about Numbers," announces 1. "Did you hear what you just said?" responds A. "Alligator. That starts with the letter A." Two bears arrive in three cars (with four dinosaurs), and chaos mounts as 13 monkeys in 14 neckties juggle 15 oranges, and so on. Boldt's illustrations have a dimensional, painterly quality that recalls Adam Rex's work, and the absurd scenarios, strong-willed personalities, and visual gags will have kids laughing from A to 26. Ages 4-8. Agent: Jennifer Rofe, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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