The appealing aspect of this counting book is the illustrations; they are actual toys set against real backgrounds. Children may delight at the 10 toys school buses, the 9 toy ambulances, the 5 toy taxi cabs, and the (quite wonderful) 4 toy tug boats. All forms of transportation presented in the book are a great exploration activity for small minds. The toy tug boats rest on the shore with the real waves pushing up against them, the 9 toy ambulances sit in the parking lot of what appears to be a real hospital, and in this manner each picture is presented to the child.
Accompanying each mode of transportation is a very brief sentence that describes/tells what that mode of transportation is used for. This book can be used as a way to help children connect new vocabulary words to the environment and to help children understand that print conveys meaning and describes our world.
This book can be used in conjunction with these transportation activities and children may also enjoy listening to these books whose main theme is transportation also...waallaahu a'lam.
Have a peek inside 3,2,1 Go! insha'Allaah and Enjoy!: