Basher 123

Simon Basher. Macmillan/Kingfisher, $16.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7534-6772-5
In this high-energy follow-up to ABC Kids, the numbers one through 20 appear numerically and written out in bold type on pastel backgrounds, opposite digitally rendered animals with chunky outlines, in Basher’s distinctive manga-meets-video-game style. The creatures star in silly scenarios (“Four freaky frogs have holes in their socks”), and readers should eagerly engage with the lively and easy-to-count cartoons, alliteration, and repetition, including endpages that count from one to 20 again with smaller versions of the characters. Ages 3–6. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/14/2012
Release date: 06/19/2012
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