123 versus ABC by Mike Boldt

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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.
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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.

 

About Mike Boldt

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Mike Boldt has been illustrating children's products ranging from pop-up books and iPhone games to comics and graphic novels for the past ten years. He was eavesdropping on his three young children one day as they argued the relative merits of numbers and letters...and the result is this delightful book. You can visit him online at www.mikeboldt.ca.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on May 08 2013

Readers won’t care whether it’s about letters or numbers—they will be too busy poring over the artwork and laughing.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 20 2013

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.

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