My First ABC/123 Books by Shirley Hughes – Book Reviews

My First ABC/123 Books by Shirley Hughes – Book Reviews

My First ABC by Shirley Hughes

My First ABC

Author – Shirley Hughes
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Release Date – 6th July 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406373813
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey

I received a free copy of this book

New Synopsis

A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

Learning your ABC is fun and easy in with Katie and her baby brother, Olly. Join them as they explore their friendly and familiar world and all it contains in this charming first look at letters. At home, at the park, in the library or at playgroup – there’s always a chance to practise your letters.

Share and explore every wonderful experience in their simple yet enchanting world to learn all the way from A to Z, and beyond!

New Review

My First ABC, is an old fashioned style book for teaching children the alphabet.

It features siblings, Katie and Ollie, as they go through the alphabet via the use of their family, pets, friends, and things that they like doing.

Each page starts off with the a different letter, and what it correlates to, such as B is for ‘Bouncing Ball’. Then the children tell you all about that person, or item the letter relates to.

The illustrations are old fashioned, and a little fuzzy (this is mainly what gives them that old fashioned look). It has more text than I would of expected for a book about learning the alphabet. There are far too many words for an inexperienced reader to read.

An interesting book, that I’m sure little children will enjoy.

Book reviewed by Stacey

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My First 123 by Shirley Hughes

My First 123

Author – Shirley Hughes
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Release Date – 6th July 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406373608
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey

I received a free copy of this book

New Synopsis

A delightful introduction to numbers from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

Learning how to count is fun and easy with Katie and her baby brother, Olly. Join them as they explore their friendly and familiar world and all it contains in this charming first numbers book. At home, at the beach or even at playgroup – there’s always a chance to learn about numbers.

Share and explore every wonderful experience in their simple yet enchanting world and let little readers learn how to count from 1 to 10.

New Review

My First 123, reunites us with Katie and her little brother Ollie again. This time they are teaching children numbers from one to ten, rather than letters.

Starting off with One – Just Katie, we then move on to Two, when her little brother joins her. Add Grandad, and that makes Three. Each number adds another person to the count. The book doesn’t just count people though, it teaches what comes in that particular number, such as, socks come in two’s or you have five fingers on each hand, etc.

Each number is boldly written to emphasize which number the children are talking about, so it stands out from the other text on the page.

Once again this book has an old fashioned feel to it, due to it being written in the same style as the first. I must say, it had more appeal, and felt more interesting than the first book though.

This is a book that kids, even those that can already count, will enjoy reading.

Book reviewed by Stacey

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New About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes is the illustrator of more than two hundred children’s books and has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She is the author-illustrator of DON’T WANT TO GO! and OLLY AND ME 1 2 3. She lives in London.

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