A Happy Summer’s Day: Read Our Review of Noni the Pony Counts to a Million by Alison Lester

A Happy Summer’s Day: Read Our Review of Noni the Pony Counts to a Million by Alison Lester

Noni the Pony stands under one tree, and watches her two friends dance by the sea…

Come on another adventure with Noni the Pony in this delightful rhyming story! Alison Lester’s books are favourites with children and adults around the world. Magic Beach, Imagine, My Farm and Noni the Pony are Australian classics.

Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life – just like her own –encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special.

You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony, Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach, and Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey. In this latest addition to the classic series, Noni the Pony has a lot of fun counting everything she sees on a happy summer’s day!

I loved this take on the numbers and counting category in children’s literature. Rather than stopping at number ten, it teaches early readers aged 1 and up to count beyond: introducing them to the concept of hundreds, thousands, and a million. This is taught alongside animal illustrations including puppies, cows, and the Australian wallaby. It’s original and highly effective.

Each page takes you from number one on an early bright morning, ending at a million on a calm summer’s night. It’s the ideal summer read-aloud for early readers and would make a great present for the upcoming gift-giving season.

Buy a copy of Noni the Pony Counts to a Million here.

Reviews

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Publisher details

Noni the Pony Counts to a Million
Author
Alison Lester
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
28 September, 2021
ISBN
9781760524395

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 1+.

Noni the Pony has a lot of fun counting everything she sees on a happy summer's day! You may have met Noni already in Noni the Pony, Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach and Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey.

Noni the Pony stands under one tree, and watches her two friends dance by the sea. She gives three speckled hens a ride up the hill… Come on another adventure with Noni in this delightful rhyming story.

Alison Lester's books are favourites with children and adults around the world. Magic Beach, Imagine, My Farm and Noni the Pony are Australian classics.
Alison Lester
About the author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Kissed by the MoonRunning with the HorsesSophie Scott Goes South and My Dog Bigsy – to name just a few. Alison Lester became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate in 2012, a position shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.  Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

Books by Alison Lester

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