1, 2, 3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo (Paperback)
by Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Pages: 32 Pages

Book Summary

Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun!


Eric Carle books must adorn every child’s library. You should do that as early as is possible. Repetitive and simple words, wonderful illustration and amazing art are just some of the great things about his books. Each book introduces an educational concept effortlessly and as you might have already guessed, 1,2,3 to the Zoo is a counting book. But is it just a counting book? No, it is much, much more. Each number corresponds to animals on the train. These animals are being taken to a zoo.

As always the last page is such a treat! A whole zoo 🙂 Aarya loved it instantly.

I plan to do some activities with the help of this wonderful book and there are a train-load of concepts that can be worked on as well –

1) Numbers, one on one counting.

2) Colors

3) Animal – recognition

4) Concept of zoo.

I will share the activities with you as soon as we do them. Till then we are having fun re-reading this lovely book. It is an added bonus that it has a train for my transportation-obsessed kiddo.

I bought my copy at FlipKart.com, you can too- just click on the link below.

64 thoughts on “1, 2, 3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle

  1. That sounds like an adorable book, and the bonus is the interacting with your son as you two read and learn. Have a wonderful time together.

    Thanks for the visit today.

    • His books are amazing. We also have Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe. They all are awesome books.

  2. We love Eric Carle around here too :), my daughter used to love his books. My son though seems to prefer the Spot books – that’s another lovely series as well.

  3. This wordless picture book the shows different animals in a train going to the zoo. Each page represents a different amount of animals starting at one and going through ten. As always, Eric Carle’s pictures are amazing, and keep you turning the pages.

  4. We loved Eric Carle’s books when my kids were little. His illustrations really pull the kids in and make it so much easier to make them want to learn.

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