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1-2-3 Peas

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  477 ratings  ·  105 reviews
A Simon & Schuster eBook
Board Book, 36 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Little Simon (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alexis
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
Cathlina Bergman
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
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Kris
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.
Catey Steele
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
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Kendra
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
Mary
All the adorable details in the illustrations make this a one-on-one sharing book.
Maria Celis
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
Liesl
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
Erica Johnson
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
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
Sarah
Another cute pea book by Keith Baker. Counting to 100 or even learning the value amount of 100 can be a hard thing for kids to grasp at first and I think this book is a wonderful resource. You really get a sense of how big each number is. Each page has its own fun theme and you can go and count every single little pea if you want.The same hidden ladybug featured in Baker's other pea books is here to hunt for on each 2-page spread. Just a great, fun book for counting.
Sara Sipos
"Peas" read this book. It would be helpful in teaching counting by 1's and 10's to 1st graders. The pictures are cute, showing the peas doing different activities. This book counts by 1's until you get to 10, then is shows 11-19 on a page. After 20 it starts to count by 10's. This shows many counting concepts so it could be used during a math lesson. I would put this book on my classroom bookshelf or have parents use it at home to reinforce counting.
Taylor Railey
I love the concept of learning numbers. The pictures are great and vibrate, very detailed and they take up the entire page which make the book more interesting. This would be a great book to read one on one with a child before nap time. In my opinion the way the author skips some numbers and then starts to count by 10s could get challenging for someone young. A good idea for the book would be to count to 20 so they can start to learn those basic numbers.
Cemeread
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
Lauren Fogg
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
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Kylie
Summary:
“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.

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

Appeal:
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
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Anita
My son prefers little green peas significantly more than this peas book. But I think in fairness it is because he is now very familiar with colors, but we are just starting to try to teach numbers so it's a an unfamiliar and (thus for him) more frustrating topic.

I still really like the illustrations, and I think it is paced well and good teaching tool.
Anne-thomas Donnelly
1 2 3 Peas was a colorfully fun book about learning how to count. It goes from one to ten and then goes up by tens until it reaches 100. Each page of the book was splashed with color. This would be a great book to use to help kids recognize numbers. The number on each page really stood out so that can help the child know exactly what number they are on!
Joella www.cinjoella.com
I LOVED Keith Baker's lmno peas...so 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
Katie
We checked this book out from the library and my son wanted to read it 2 or 3 times a day for weeks. The book is fun to read and he loved the pictures. It really helped with number recognition and by the time we had to return the book to the library he was able to count to 30 and recognize most of the numbers in this book.
Krista
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
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Diane
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
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Barbara
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
Erica
Another hit with my almost-2-year-old. She loves math (counting - 1:1 correspondence) and this book will be great for numeral identification as well as numbers beyond 10. Her eyes lit up when she saw the numbers and collections beyond 10. "Oh!" I have to get Baker's alphabet book.
Peacegal
I enjoy the "Peas" books, but this one wasn't quite as inspired as "LMNO Peas" (excepting the "Peatles" band.)

Veg*n parents note: This book celebrates the fun-to-eat veggie, but at one point the peas do go fishing.
gina
A little long for my 4 month old, but we'll revisit when he's older. He managed to pay attention most of the time. Definitely very cute and we will be reading it again in a few months I'm sure!
Fredrick Danysh
This is a well illustrated children's book to aid youngsters learn to count to one hundred. The verse is catchy. The eye catching colors also hold the child's attention.
Libby
My kids adored "LMNO peas" so we had to get this one. I thought it was not quite as clever, but still cute. My kids 2, 4, and 6 year olds all enjoyed it.
Anthony
Clearly the illustrations exhausted the writer/illustrator. Because the pictures are cute and clever! The story: there is none. Very dull read.
Maggi Rohde
Counts to 100 (1-20 and then skip counting by 10s) with rhyming text and Baker's clear, colorful illustrations.
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