Counting is a huge milestone for children as they learn and grow. Even bigger these days is the need to work on counting to the magic number 100. Children in kindergarten work toward the 100th Day of school. They keep track of days by tally. As they go, they not only work on counting by 1s, they also work on counting by 5s and 10s all the way to 100.
When Sterling Children’s Books contacted me about reviewing David Carter’s latest book, I jumped at it. We are big fans of Carter and my kindergarten kiddo was getting close to his 100th Day of school.
David Carter’s 100: Lift the Flaps and Learn to Count! – Written and illustrated by David Carter – Sterling Children’s Books – February 2013 – ISBN 9781402787386 – $17.95 – Ages 3-7
When we opened up the book, the boys had been told that this was by the author and artist that made the pop-up books that they adored. With that in mind, we were curious to see how Carter would approach a flap world. When we turned the first page, we were floored with the levels of detail – literally!
As you go throughout the book, Carter takes us to many different places counting 5 on each page, and 10 for each section. We go:
- Under the sea
- On a busy city street
- Into the forest
- Within a garden
- To the land of dinosaurs
- Around a dessert shop
- Along a beach
- Exploring the jungle
- Beyond a barnyard
- Investigating a classroom
The bright and cheerful illustrations take us into the environments on each page. As we flip each flap open, we learn about items that can be found in each location. Children not only learn how to count, but they are working on themes within the pages and adding new vocabulary words
To preview more of the beautiful pages of the book, you can watch the book trailer below.
Once again, David Carter’s creativity did not disappoint our family. This book was packed with many valuable lessons in a friendly hands on way that is perfect for young readers.
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Disclosure: My family received the book mentioned above from Sterling Children’s Books in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed are my own. An Amazon Affiliate link is included in this post for the books mentioned. I will receive a percentage of money for the sale should you opt to buy the book through the link.
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