123 versus ABC
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123 versus ABC

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 256.54 x 256.54 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062102990
  • 9780062102997
  • 615,774

Back cover copy

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.
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Review quote

"Readers won't care whether it's about letters or numbers - they will be too busy poring over the artwork and laughing." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "While not for children just learning numbers or the alphabet, this offering will provide a fun way for those a bit older to review both." -- School Library Journal "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." -- Publishers Weekly
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About Mike Boldt

Mike Boldt is the author-illustrator of 123 versus ABC, which promises laughs "from A to 26," according to Publishers Weekly. Mike roams the beautiful Alberta prairies, where he wrangles colors, shapes, numbers, and letters into picture books.
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Rating details

514 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 31% (159)
4 37% (190)
3 26% (136)
2 4% (18)
1 2% (11)
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