Eric Carle's very first picture book, entitled 1, 2, 3, to the Zoo: A Counting Book, includes a ride on a train to the zoo. It is colorful and fun and provides great opportunities for explorations in numbers, counting, and sets. Adding to the fun is a spread at the back of the book featuring the whole train full of animals.
August 18, 2021
For over 50 years, millions of children have returned again and again to the books illustrated and written by Eric Carle. Kids can’t get enough of his colorful collages, animal characters, and rhythmic texts.
Activities related to counting books can spark a lot of conversation and creativity. These English and Spanish-language activity cards are great for printing and using at home and school.