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Canada 123

By Kim Bellefontaine and Illustrated By Per-Henrik Gurth
Published by Kids Can Press
ISBN #9781554532353

Take your child on a journey of learning and discovery with this simplistic yet intriguing number board book. From three totem poles standing tall on the West Coast to ten tulips blooming on Parliament Hill, it is not so much the complexity of the story, but more the opportunity for further discussion that makes this book a must have in any toddler's library. Canada 123 demonstrates what is iconically Canadian from coast to coast to coast.

The colourful illustrations in this book give your toddler the opportunity to point out familiar animals and objects including the beaver, moose, or a tractor and as such will keep them entertained and excited to read.

For the preschooler, this book provides a great possibility for meaningful connection. Get out your map of Canada and discuss where each action in the book takes place in Canada. Kids love working with maps, and would enjoy taking a literary trip across the country. In addition, this book would be an easy and fun project to recreate with your child. Make your own book and get your child to carefully count out the contents to glue on the pages. Leaves, stickers, or even noodles from your cupboard, your child will be proud of her creation, and will gain proficiency in numeracy skills at the same time!

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