Many books do a great job with 1-10, but finding good books for 11-20 can be a challenge. Here are 3 great finds!
1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers is visually simple, allowing for great finger-pointing counting practice. Each page has an unexpected element – wry humor, playfulness, fun facts. My kids love it. We love reading it. Bonus – the last two pages are fun number line visuals and opportunity for concept reiteration.
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light has some of my favorite things – great visual detail, spotting fun, clever use of color, quirky imagination. My youngest gets immersed in spotting all the transportation elements of a busy city, and my oldest loves the challenge of finding all the colored items. I anticipate it will age well as they grow. Bonus – an awesome walking map on the end pages counting from 1-20 (we love maps!).
Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli (art by Peskimo) is just as visually awesome and interactive as Alphablock and Dinoblock from the same series. But I actually like this one best, which is saying a lot! It counts from 1-100 with individual cut-out pages for 1-10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100. Unlike some other 1-100 books, it writes out all the digits between tens. Bonus – each cut-out flap illustrates a transformation concept (snowmen melting, balls of wool becoming yarn, tadpoles becoming frogs).