Basher by Simon Basher
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The numbers 1 to 20 have never been so creatively counted as in Basher: 123, a companion to the critically acclaimed Basher: ABC Kids. Witty, rhythmic text and Basher’s bold, appealing artwork highlight the gallery of unforgettable characters like two cheeky monkeys playing tennis, three messy piggies baking cakes, and five cool caterpillars blowing bubbles who dance across the pages. But there’s some learning that comes with all this fun—each double-page spread features a number line from 1 to 20, which combines with the language to give children essential tools to learn how to count quickly and with confidence.

 

About Simon Basher

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Author, artist and designer Basher is the creator of Basher's ABC, Go! Go! Bobo - a brand-new series of chunky board books about shapes, colours, time and opposites - as well as the phenomenal Basher Basics and Basher Science series, which have sold more than a million copies around the world.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Kingfisher. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Grouped into “Veggie Munchers,” “Meat Crunchers,” “High-fliers” and “Water Lovers,” 26 dinos and proto-reptiles each step up in turn to flex their attributes: “I’m one happy swimmer—a fish-chasin’, air-breathin’, fully oceangoin’ reptile.

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(BoBo lands feet first in the blue paint can, and a barely noticeable “oh” formed on his lips seals the deal.) The text consists of nothing but color labels until BoBo returns to his room, a rainbow above his bed, and concludes, “Go!

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Lower left displays the letter in both upper and lowercase, while the upper left unfurls a sentence using the letter to the maximum: “Brianna bounces beautiful bugs” (the bugs look quite content despite their manhandling).

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After number 20 ("sleepy spiders"), there's a review of each number, taking four pages.

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Then, portrait-gallery–style, the team introduces several dozen personified machines from “Wheel and Axle” (“Hey there, let’s start this thing rollin’!”) to “Radar” and “Rocket.” Household appliances like “Toilet” and (landline) “Telephone” also step up to the mike, as do such basic materials as ...

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In this high-energy follow-up to ABC Kids, the numbers one through 20 appear numerically and written out in bold type on pastel backgrounds, opposite digitally rendered animals with chunky outlines, i

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Adding to the Basher Basics series of small-format guides, Basher introduces readers to dinosaurs, organizing them by common characteristics.

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More hip pop-art science from Basher and Green, though here the collaborators may have "bytten" off more than they can ...

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Summary: Learning with a smile - a look at the oceans and the creatures which inhabit them, told be the oceans and creatures themselves.

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City Book Review

The bright, stylized, Anime-influenced drawings splash happily across each spread – a spread for each number one through twenty.

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In the Biology book, Sperm, for instance, says, “I'm a little guy with a big job.” For those who wish to consider the appropriateness of the books for younger children, he does get a bit more specific.

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The Shoreline Crew, Open-water Crew, Deep-down Dandies, Frosty Fellows and the Ocean Explorers offer first person narratives detailing their unique qualities and abilities.

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...

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