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

December 10, 2012 0 By admin

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.

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