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1-2-3 Peas (Peas)

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The peas are back in this counting-themed follow-up to the New York Times bestselling LMNO Peas.

Meet the peas—the 1-2-3 Peas! Come along as they count from one to one hundred in this pea-filled picture book that’s packed with bright, bold numbers and playful number-themed scenes. These tiny green mathematicians will have young readers everywhere calling for more peas, plea
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Beach Lane Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Feb 17, 2017 Casandria rated it really liked it
I love the illustrations of these pea books! This one works great for preschoolers ready to move beyond the number 10.
Aug 28, 2012 Alexis rated it it was amazing
This book is hypnotic! Keith Baker, author of this book is New York Times bestseller. A rhythmic counting book with an N rating. This is a very cheerful, upbeat picture book with good illustations and large numbers which i think are the focus of the book. It couples a fun activity like counting with a not so fun vegetable. It is very hard not to read this again given the repetative nature of the activities that accompany the numbers. I think this is a great educational tool. The book is filled w ...more
Just as cute as his alphabet book, Baker's counting book is great for a classroom read-aloud. Use it for counting (although 11-19 are skipped, peas count 1-10, then by 10s up to 100), focus on the rhyme, or use it for an "-ing" lesson since each page has the peas doing something ending with "ing". Fingertips pressed on green inkpads would make sweet "pea pictures" for students to count and to decorate.
Sep 17, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All the adorable details in the illustrations make this a one-on-one sharing book.
Love the little peas. A great book for for little minds to start their learning of numbers.
Oct 24, 2016 Carina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mommy thought LMNO Peas was stronger than this one, but she still loved the artwork.
Jan 24, 2017 Shannon rated it really liked it
These cute little peas will making learning to count so much fun!
Chelsea Kirkland
-Good pictures
Kayla Ross
Feb 10, 2016 Kayla Ross rated it it was amazing
Title: 1-2-3-Peas
Author: Keith Baker
Illustrator: Keith Baker
Genre: Counting Book
Theme(s): Counting, verbs, hobbies
Opening line/sentence: One pea searching- look, look, look, Two peas fishing-hook, hook, hook.
Brief Book Summary: Similar to LMNO Peas this book offers a very cute and whimsical way of learning a simple concept like counting in this books case. The same enthusiastic are back to take readers on a fun and exciting tour through the numbers.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1: KIRKUS
Cathlina Bergman
Aug 01, 2014 Cathlina Bergman rated it it was ok
A cutting-edge look at the seedy underbelly of the pea world.

In Baker's slim novel, the peas fish and boat, jump into a pool and dance upon a stage, nap in hammocks and ride on bicycles (following proper safety protocol, of course). Through it all, Baker leads the reader on a journey through cityscapes and countrysides, from footraces to circuses, forcing the reader to take count of all the things peas can (apparently) do.

This book left me questioning things I'd never before contemplated. Where
Oct 23, 2016 E.S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Keith Baker writes and illustrates this one-to-one correspondence counting book. Baker also has an alphabet book in a similar style called LMNO Peas. In 1 2 3 Peas there are peas that row a boat, that grow things, that brush things, and perform lots of other actions! The book is features rhyming sentences and only has one sentence per page, making it developmentally appropriate for preschoolers by helping them with phonological and phonemic awareness. The illustrations are colorful, soft, and do ...more
Erica Johnson
Sep 06, 2012 Erica Johnson rated it it was amazing
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker is a primary counting book. This book teaches children how to count by ones from 1 to 20, then from 20 to 100 counting by tens. Throughout this book Baker uses rhyming words along with corresponding pictures as the numbers progressively get bigger. For example: "Thirty peas honking - beep, beep, beep" to "Forty peas napping - sleep, sleep, sleep." The picture corresponding with thirty peas honking depicts thirty peas driving cars, trucks, and bikes alarming their horns. ...more
Jennifer Weiss
Sep 06, 2012 Jennifer Weiss rated it really liked it
1-2-3 Peas is a very vibrant and visual book for children to learn their numbers. The book is very simple and repetitive, yet very effective in teaching numbers. The numbers are the largest image on the page. The number of peas represent the number that is being taught. There is an incredible amount of detail on each page, especially on each and every pea. To depict the number three there are "three peas rowing- row row row" , there are peas sitting in a row boat holding oars. There is a page wi ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Kendra rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kendra by: Sarah
I love Keith Baker's "Peas" books (see also Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors and LMNO Peas). This book is dedicated to numbers, and it's just as adorable as the other books in the triptych. It relies on children's color, shape, and numerical association skills, the very skills they're working to develop when at this reading level. Baker's other books are given over to learning colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors) and letters (LMNO Peas), so together they make a nice set--even ...more
Nov 21, 2013 Cemeread rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker is a counting book with peas as the characters. It has rhyming words, for example- "One pea searching- look,look,look, Two peas fishing- hook,hook,hook" The next number starts a new rhyme sound. There are a couple of things I like about this book. First is shows both the word and the number in a large font. Secondly is goes past ten! So few books actually go further. This one goes to ten then covers 11-19 in one spread with just the numerals, after which it counts by te ...more
Just as delightful as the earlier LMNO Peas in its own way, this counting book relies on some very active peas to teach young readers to count. I like the rhyming text and all the activities in which the peas are engaging as well as the expressions on their faces. Who knew that peas could be so expressive? I'm not sure I liked skipping all the way from 10 to 20 and then going all the way to 100. Young readers will eat this one up, though, as they carefully count the peas in all the illustrations ...more
“1-2-3 Peas,” is a great picture book for children. The Peas love counting and enjoy changing into random objects on each page for a specific number.

The book is targeted for young children, such as toddlers and preschoolers, who find counting difficult.

This book would be a good fit for children who don’t like counting. In “1-2-3 Peas,” the Peas make counting fun and exciting. The peas change into different things for each number, with colorful illustrations. Children
Lauren Fogg
Jan 31, 2013 Lauren Fogg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: counting-books
1-2-3 Peas combines counting and food all in one book. However, the food item happens to be peas! Most children hate peas, but this book depicts the tiny little peas dancing, swimming, and jumping on every page as it counts from one to ten and continues counting by tens all the way up to one-hundred.

Baker does an excellent job incorporating the numbers into every activity the peas are participating in and uses bright colors to grab the reader's attention to the action taking place. By the last
Krista (She Reads Many Books)
I acquired this book from within a box of Multi-grain Cheerios. It is a bilingual (English and Spanish) edition. I kept it back and added it to my son's Easter basket this year. He was very excited when he saw it and wanted me to read it right away. He loves for me to read to him.
Recently I started trying to teach him his numbers. I think this book is a fantastic help. Not only does it teach numbers 1-10, it touches on 11-19 and 20 to 100 by factors of 10. The rhyming and repeating holds his att
Sep 20, 2012 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not familiar with this "LMNO peas" series, but I was looking for a counting book for toddlers and Ithought the concept seemed like a cute one.

Although the illustrations are colorful and very fun and the book is educational, it is not an ideal book for toddlers. FIRST, the book is way too large in size for little ones to handle (the targeted audience). The number 1-10 are covered and illustrated well enough, but then 11-19 is kind of glossed over, and then from 20 to 100, the illustrations an
I LOVED Keith Baker's lmno I was very excited when this book came out. And I like it. It is a fun, rhyming counting book that not only does 1-10 it also then counts by ten to 100. I especially liked that aspect. I'm sure that classes doing something with 100 days of school could throw this in as an extra book that has 100 as the ending number. Like I said, I liked it. And I think I would have liked it more if I wasn't expecting so much because of how much I liked lmno peas. I think the ...more
Catey Steele
Sep 14, 2014 Catey Steele rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Keith Baker's 1-2-3 Peas is a cute counting picture book with delightful illustrations. I think children will really enjoy this book because the illustrations are so fun to look at and how they relate to the story. The numbers are large on the pages, so I think even though the illustrations have other things going on it is simple to see the numbers. Maybe even the students reading will enjoy counting each pea on the page.

I thought the pea idea was so cute. This author seems to be a fan of using
Maria Celis
Feb 14, 2014 Maria Celis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: etec545class2
Baker, Keith. 123 Peas (2012). Small teams of peas increasing in numbers go through numerous activities in funny and imaginative ways. Each activity requires not just extra help from another pea, but requires the reader to count and repeat verbs as well. The illustrations, drawn by author Keith Baker, are fun, colorful, and give each group of peas personality. This counting book goes past the numbers one through ten to also include peas numbering in tens to one hundred and the reader has no choi ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Liesl rated it really liked it
This just may be the cutest counting book ever! I like how the numbers 1 through 10 are each given an individual spotlight with different actions for the peas to engage in. It's a little odd how Baker chooses to lump 11 through 19 together and transitioning to counting by tens is not particularly smooth, but I appreciate how the numbers and counting go all the way up to 100. The illustrations are fun and contain all sorts of neat hidden details; I especially got a kick out of The Peatles giving ...more
Sep 05, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
My four-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week.

This book pleasantly surprised me. I wasn't expecting much, and yet it delivered -- right up to 100. My son can count to 20. And he recognized the number 30. But 40 was "I don't know"; 50 was "I don't know"; he got 60 -- high five; and the rest of the tens up to 100 were "I don't know". So, unlike most counting books for Preschoolers that only go up to 10 or 20, he could actually learn something from this book. What a delightf
Raenie Brown
Sep 06, 2012 Raenie Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-book
This book is great for interaction with counting. The rhythmic rhyming makes it easy for kids to follow allows them to read allowed with you. I love that the ending encourages the readers to do it again for practice. This is a great book for kids that are just learning their numbers. It does go all the way up too 100, but goes by tens after twenty which could be a little confusing for the child at first. The pictures are also great because each page is colorful and gives a clue to what the peas ...more
Kathy Ellen Davis
Feb 03, 2013 Kathy Ellen Davis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Loved this book!
What a fun way to count!
The illustrations of the numbers are really textured, and it's fun to count the peas in each of the illustrations and see what they're doing.

The 100 page is AWESOME...there are 100 peas and they are each holding up a flag with a number, making them easier to count, because, you KNOW you want to count all 100 of them!

This book and LMNOPeas would be the best baby shower gift ever!

Haiku Review:
Did you know, peas count?
they paint, they fish, they travel,
can yo
Jan 07, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
The peas are back and this time they're teaching kids about the numbers from 1-100. Rhyming text is rhythmic and spells the numbers out in words as the vibrant digital illustrations display the numbers large enough that young readers could even trace them with their fingers.

Once the numbers rise higher than 10 they are counted by 10's showing only 20, 30, 40 etc instead of each number between 20 and 30 for example. Illustrations are playful and incite enthusiasm for the subject. 100 peas are pi
Jun 14, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Lovely. But, when working with the littles (the 2-5 year old crowd), who are very drawn to the illustrations, their counting skills are, developmentally, not up to the range in the book. Up to ten would be perfect. And stretching it to 20 would probably be fine. But, my little munchkins haven't (and developmentally are unlikely to) master counting by tens up to 100. Perhaps this book is a good match for older kids -- first grade or so?
Jen Kahl
Jun 10, 2013 Jen Kahl rated it really liked it
This is a cute counting book for preschoolers. It counts from 1 to 10 and then by 10’s to 100. The illustrations are very colorful, each page has that number of peas on it, and the peas are dressed up like different types of people from fisherman to construction workers. The words are simple, and they repeat the verb for what each pea is doing. I would definitely use this when teaching children to count to ten or to count by tens.
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