Picco Puppy's Counting Book

A fun, educational counting book, with cute, colorful cartoon illustrations, for toddlers, and kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Children - Picture Book
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 10/28/2019
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Picco Puppy's Counting Book: Picco Puppy, Book 4 is an educational picture book for pre-k and kindergarten-aged children written by Michael Wong and illustrated by Arkhan Studio. Picco Puppy has issued an open invitation to all readers to join him in playing Find and Count. Starting with finding the one ducky in Picco and Poppi’s bathtub, kids search for cleverly hidden items while practicing number counting from one to ten. As the number challenges progress, readers practice orally counting from one to the target number as they find the missing items. For those who are stumped by the more difficult searches, the solution is given on the following page for each challenge. Each item is circled in red, which may help young readers learn how to search for the remaining number clues. The author also provides a link to Free Coloring Pages that are relevant to this book.

Picco Puppy's Counting Book provides an inspiring and infectiously fun way for parents to introduce numbers and counting to their pre-k children. Incorporating searches with counting does so brilliantly, and the repetition, which is so vital to retention, becomes automatic and enjoyable. Picco, Poppi and their parents are the perfect companions and guides as the Find and Count games get more complicated with each number. Where are those pesky dinosaurs, turtles, trains and tiny Piccos? Finding them can take some effort as their hiding places are quite clever. Wong also covers primary and secondary colors in this book, which sharpens the young reader’s counting and searching skills. Arkhan Studio’s illustrations are boldly and brightly colored, and they make this entertaining family feel real. Picco Puppy's Counting Book: Picco Puppy, Book 4 is most highly recommended.

Edith Wairimu

Play 'find' with Picco Puppy and count through the colorful pages of Michael Wong’s children’s book, Picco Puppy's Counting Book. Throughout your counting journey, you will meet Picco’s family as they engage in different fun activities. You will also have the opportunity to interact with Picco Puppy through questions that will help you learn how to count. In each part of the book, different items are hidden that will need to be found. As you move on to the next page, you will find the answer to the question that was previously posed and find out whether your answer was right. Each adventure in the book will introduce new and exciting items that will be thrilling to find. The items will include cars, dinosaurs, trains, and even a duck.

The work begins with an introduction to Picco Puppy’s family which makes the characters in the book feel like friends as the book moves on to new activities in the rest of the pages. It also employs questions such as “Can you find the bows?” and “Do you know what comes after 4?” which makes the work interactive. Picco Puppy's Counting Book is written in an encouraging tone that will inspire young readers to continue learning. Since the counting is presented as a fun activity, where the child finds new items as they count, the lesson becomes even more captivating. Repetition and rhyming words are used to emphasize the names of items that are to be found and create rhythm, respectively. Michael Wong’s Picco Puppy's Counting Book is creative and entertaining. It teaches youngsters how to count through colorful characters and delightful activities.

Kimberlee J Benart

Picco Puppy's Counting Book: A fun, educational counting book, with cute, colorful cartoon illustrations, for toddlers, and kids in preschool and kindergarten by Michael Wong is the fourth in the Picco Puppy picture book series. Picco’s family consists of Mommy Puppy, Daddy Puppy, and his sister Poppy Puppy. The book provides basic practice in learning to count from one to ten. Picco invites the child to play a game of finding objects which are shown in Picco’s house and at a park. The objects include a duck, cars, rings, dinosaurs, hearts, trains, teddy bears, turtles, bows, and puppies. The child is asked to find them on one page and then is shown the items circled on the next. Picco praises the children for counting correctly.

If you’re looking for a counting book from one to ten, Picco Puppy's Counting Book may be for you. The concepts of numbers, colors, and object identification are reinforced with text and cartoon illustrations. The illustrations are drawn in a straightforward style, easy for small children to comprehend. Picco Puppy has a friendly and inviting personality. The game of finding objects reinforces confidence as children move to larger numbers. At the end of the game, the children are invited to count straight through from one to ten, reinforcing memorization. It can be played as many times as the child wishes and can serve as a springboard for parents or caregivers to expand to other items, colors, or numbers using objects in the home or care facility.