We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.50
List price: $17.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's Picture Books- Counting

More copies of this ISBN

123 Versus ABC

by

123 Versus ABC Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Welcome to this book about Numbers!

Welcome to this book about Letters!

Wait. . . .

What?!

Numbers and Letters both want to be the stars of this book! And when one alligator (that starts with an A!) and two bears (2 of them!) and three cars (1, 2, 3! A, B, C!) begin to show up, the havoc that ensues is as joyous a romp as a counting book . . . that is, an ABC book . . . has ever been. With vivid illustrations from author-illustrator Mike Boldt, this fresh and funny picture book plays with numbers and letters in the most imaginative way.

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 Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Mike Boldt's bright and playful picture book asks a big question: Which is more important, numbers or letters?
 
Numbers and letters, the colorful characters in this story, compete to be the stars of this book. Their debate escalates when funny animals and props arrive—starting with 1 alligator, 2 bears, and 3 cars. Who is this book really about?
 
In the end, the answer is clear. This fresh and funny picture book plays with both numbers and letters in the most imaginative way.

About the Author

Mike Boldt creates books in the far-off kingdom of Spruce Grove, Alberta, where numbers and letters live in peace. When he's not sharing a "bite" of his ice-cream sundae with his wife, he can be found reading stories and playing Legos with his three children.

Mike Boldt creates books in the far-off kingdom of Spruce Grove, Alberta, where numbers and letters live in peace. When he's not sharing a "bite" of his ice-cream sundae with his wife, he can be found reading stories and playing Legos with his three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062102997
Author:
Boldt, Mike
Publisher:
HarperTorch
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 16 oz
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Other books you might like

  1. The Day the Crayons Quit
    Used Hardcover $12.50
  2. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind New Trade Paper $7.99

Related Subjects

Business » Investing
Children's » Counting
Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » Concepts General
Children's » Picture Books » Counting
History and Social Science » Economics » General

123 Versus ABC Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.50 In Stock
Product details 32 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062102997 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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 Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Mike Boldt's bright and playful picture book asks a big question: Which is more important, numbers or letters?
 
Numbers and letters, the colorful characters in this story, compete to be the stars of this book. Their debate escalates when funny animals and props arrive—starting with 1 alligator, 2 bears, and 3 cars. Who is this book really about?
 
In the end, the answer is clear. This fresh and funny picture book plays with both numbers and letters in the most imaginative way.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.