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Keith Baker

Little Simon
Oct 2013 / ISBN: 9781442489783
Children / Ages 3-4 / Counting / Board Book

Reviewed by Bob Walch


Here's another ABC concept book, but this board book is definitely for an older child. Although all the letters of the alphabet are presented here, the book's pages are very busy and the text, although limited, would be more appropriate for a youngster at least three or four years of age.

When you open the first page you'll meet the alphabet peas who will be your guides for the rest of the book. "We're acrobats, artists and astronauts in space." Along with a big "A" you'll find a number of little green peas engaged in these professions. The "D" page is even more chaotic with scores of dancing and driving peas cavorting and driving a wide range of vehicles all over an elevated road that wraps around the featured letter.

Some pages feature only one letter while others squeeze as many as three letters onto the page. The featured peas range from farmers, hikers and kayakers to plumbers, swimmers, underwater divers, weavers and zoologists.

Because the pea illustrations are rather small and each page has so much happening on it, only an older child will really appreciate the humor and the detail that has gone into creating this board book.

Reviewed 2014