Roald Dahl’s 1 2 3
16pp., board book., RRP $A12.99
What happens when you mix the master storytelling of Roald Dahl, iconic bright illustrations by Quentin Blake and the time-proven format of a counting book? You get a fantastic book for very young readers that introduces them to an author/illustrator combination that will delight them for years.
Using The Enormous Crocodile as its base, young children will delight in seeing all the other chiddlers gather to play in the park while at the same time, in true pantomime style, wanting to yell out at warn them about what they can see hiding in the bushes. Counting books are plentiful, those that tell a story not-so, and those which build to a climax that is only resolved by a cunning lift-the-flap conclusion, rare. This book ticks so many essential boxes in helping our youngest readers continue their reading journey with confidence and independence knowing that the BEST books tell a story. Miss 3 adored it and will be a Dahl/Blake fan for life, just like Miss Almost-12!