What comes to mind when you think of Ireland? Harps, hurleys, sheep and maybe girls in Irish dancing costumes? Well, they all turn up in various numbers in Aoife Dooley’s 123 Ireland! but there are definitely zero snakes. In a welcome change from apples and boats, this lovely little counting book will introduce babies and young children to all things Irish from zero to ten.
Dooley’s playful illustrations bring the book to life and her use of a subtle colour palette somehow brings a relaxed and calm feeling when turning the pages. It is a humorous approach to books for early years and will also bring a smile to the face of their adults.
This sturdy board book is just the right size for little hands and is a great introduction to counting. While great for young Irish audiences, it will also make a lovey gift to send to children of friends living abroad.