West Coast 123s
About the Book
Hooray! Time for a new and colourful 123 adventure with bestselling children’s author and illustrator Jocey Asnong, along the remarkable west coast of Canada.
Jocey Asnong’s vibrant and whimsical illustrations take readers kayaking through Cowichan Bay, surfing with starfish and sea otters at Tofino, and swimming with sea wolves in the Great Bear Rainforest. From carving through fresh powder at Whistler Blackcomb to treasure hunting at the bottom of the Salish Sea, this early concept board book in number recognition and counting is an excellent companion to Asnong’s West Coast ABCs, as she continues showcasing the diverse marine mammals, ocean organisms, birds and other species that are unique to this region.
“Her illustrations serve as a beautiful introduction to marine mammals, birds, and magical places like the Great Bear Rainforest and Desolation Sound.” – Harrowsmith Magazine
“Whether you live on the coast of British Columbia or just dream of visiting, West Coast 123s will inspire a love of land and sea among readers young and old.” – Hakai Magazine
“West Coast 123s is a clever concept book which uses locations from around coastal British Columbia to explore sequential counting from 1-20. With most counting books for this age group focusing on numbers 1-10, the expansion this book offers makes it a welcome addition to any book collection intended for young children.” – Canadian Review of Materials
“Asnong gives the book a sense of whimsy by including such elements as scuba diving cats, sunglass-wearing seals, and surfboard-riding starfish, to name just a few. These embedded aspects will keep the kids looking at each page with a sharp eye.” – Canadian Review of Materials
“West Coast 123s makes the perfect, no-brainer gift for any resident of British Columbia and a lovely piece of BC to treasure for those living elsewhere. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf in the home, daycare, preschool, library, or classroom. Not only does it provide educational content with the sequential counting, but it also delivers a delightful slice of regional content.” – Canadian Review of Materials