Young children always enjoy looking at bright pictures, and with this book they can learn about mixing and matching at the same time. They can unite pairs of shoes, group together all the red objects, spot all the spotted things, find a nose for the clown, match the cup to the saucer, and have hours of fun sorting by pattern, shade, shape, size and number. The straightforward text encourages reading skills and interactive questioning - how many green things can you find, who is the smallest in your family, and have the kittens got a saucer of milk each? This first words and picture book will delight and inform children, whether reading on their own or with an adult. Compiled with the advice of educational specialists, this special padded boardbook combines lively, simple text with bold, bright photographs to promote the development of literacy skills. Experts agree that preschool children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations, and this book shows lots of appealing and everyday things that go together - and lots of things that don't! Readers are invited to pair up the mixed-up socks, group objects by their appearance, count whether there are enough spoons for all the ice-cream sundaes, and much more. The images are carefully arranged into visual and subject groups, such as pairs of things, size, shape, natural partners, and types of clothing. This encourages young readers to make connections, and to see how various things relate and link together.