Friday, December 15th, 2017

Innovative board books: 123 New York & Sounds Funny



As a native New Yorker, I really appreciate the colorful counting book, 123 New York.

Count from 1 to 10 the bold, colorful symbols of New York City. The Statue of Liberty, yellow taxis, subway cars and pizzas are all represented.

This board book is small and has rounded corners so small fingers can easily turn the pages. My son loves it and keeps wanting to read it over and over. I know he’s attracted to the illustrations
which are contemporary and eye-catching.

I really love this book because it’s so different. Duo Press also has published 123 California, 123 Texas, 123 Chicago and 123 USA.

Buy 123 New York for $7.95 at


Another cool book by Duo Press is Sounds Funny! A book about comic sounds

This board book teaches your child the cause and effect of sounds. For example, a car goes “vroom”, and a pear that falls off a bowl goes “plop”.

The illustrations remind me of pop art because they are contemporary, bright and attractive. Little ones will be mesmerized by the brightness of each page. My son also loves this book and I find him reading it by himself often.

This is a great learning book!

It’s $6.95 and sold at

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