The Numberlys written William Joyce and illustrated by Christina Ellis was published in 2014. I collect alphabet books and this is the perfect combination of numbers and letters.
When the book begins, there are only numbers and the world is orderly - everything adds up, and it's numberly. "Streets were called by their numbers, as were towns, countries, everything. But there weren't any books, or colors, or jelly beans, or pizza."
Five friends get together and decide to create something different. They take numbers apart and arrange them into letters. As the letters form into words, the world becomes a whole new place complete with colors.
The illustrations in this book are quite fun. This one is a hit with the grandkids. They love the jellybean page.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.