Friday, November 22, 2013

Count 1, 2, 3, With Me

Everyone will love learning how to count to ten with this bright, rhythmic picture book written by Connie Arnold and illustrated by Ginger Nielson. I had fun and I already know how to count to ten. The rhyme is beautiful and fun to say out loud. I even made a little song up using Connie's words.

One little turtle crawls on the ground.
He slowly, slowly creeps around.

At night, the turtle pulls in his head.
The shell that protects him becomes his bed.

The illustrations of the turtle creeping around and then pulling in his head are vivid and colorful.  Just like all of Ginger's art in this beautiful story. The pictures just jump out at you and come alive.

There are boys wrestling and girls shopping. Race cars racing and puppies playing. All the things that little ones love are in this delightfully engaging tale. The ending concludes in just the right place and no one could have written it better.

Published by 4RV Publishing, this story is meant to be read over and over again as little eyes twinkle, little hands stroke the art, and little voices learn to count amidst the giggling and maybe even singing to Connie's beautiful rhymes.

You can learn more about the author/poet or buy any of her books by visiting Connie Arnold's cyber house.

Please visit the illustrator at Ginger

You can also buy this charming book at Amazon or  at 4RV Publishing.

Know any little ones who might want this adorable picture book for Christmas? I can tell you they will not be disappointed! :-)

 I received a free PDF of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful book. Congrats to Connie! :)

    Thanks amigo, for sharing it with us. You're the best!

    Happy weekend,

  2. Congrats to Connie. The book sounds wonderful.

  3. Hi Robyn .. I love the idea of Connie's book .. and I'm sure it'd make a great Christmas present for some littlie ...

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Bright and rhythmic are always a great combo. We spend most of our time counting EVERYTHING. Counting books are a fun distraction.

  5. This sounds like a cute book! Counting books are such fun. :)

  6. I adore bright, cheerful illustrations! Your poem is very cute too! Wish my kids were still little so I could read this with them.

    Have a lovely weekend! xo

  7. Robyn, thank you so much for your fun review! Had a chance to share Count 1,2,3 With Me at a preschool the other day and the little ones were delightful with it. I'll have to give some thought to making a song from the rhymes. You are much appreciated, my friend!

  8. That sounds like a fun and wonderful book!

  9. Karen, Rachna, Hilary, Stacy, Julie, DMS and Teresa thank you for your kind comments about Count 1,2,3 With Me. It was a fun book to write and Ginger said she enjoyed doing the illustrations. Hopefully it will help make learning easier and enjoyable for the wee ones!

  10. So long since I regularly read books like this. Sometimes I miss those days.

  11. It sure sounds like a book that little ones will want to read over and over again.

  12. CONGRATS to Connie! This sounds like a wonderful book. Cute cover.

  13. Tyrean, Liza, Sharon, and Susanne glad you like the book. It's a fun way to help children learn to count.

    Erik, cute rhyme!

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  15. Congrats to the author and illustrator. This sounds fantastic.

  16. Congratulations to Connie. The book sounds just delightful, thank you for introducing it. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Wishing you a great week, Robyn!

  17. I think Zane would like this book with all the bright colors!

  18. I love how all kid things are so brightly colored. Just go into any elementary school. It makes me ask, why does all the color fade in later years?


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