Animal 123 is currently June’s FAVORITE book, and I like it too because it’s the cleverest take on a counting book I’ve seen in ages. Plus, it’s good looking. I love the posture of the bears and the giant die-cut numbers.

The giant numbers unfold to show a counting sequence. One becomes two. Five becomes six. So smart! Perfect for an almost 2 year old.

P.S. — I think we’ve ended up with new counting, ABC, and color books for each baby. Our toddler books have been so loved (loved = falling apart) they have to be replaced. Are you the same?