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Ten Black Dots Board Book Board book – June 22, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 Brdbk edition (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061857793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061857799
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2 This revised and redesigned edition of Crews' 1968 book contains several changes that give the title more appeal. The larger format makes the book a more useful choice for story hour sessions. Larger and more legible type makes reading easier for beginners. Although the rhymed text to introduce objects from one to ten remains almost unchanged, the colors of the objects have been altered, and textures have been added for visual variety. The rake now moves through tiny grass bits, for example, and the piggy bank looks more like a pink porker than did its brown predecessor. Crews' unmistakable graphic style is still evident, and the striking visuals are the book's strong feature. Unfortunately, Crews does not avoid one pitfall that plagues many picture books: the relationship between objects of different sizes. The two dots that are the fox's eyes are the same size as the two in the eyes of keys on the opposite page. Hence, each key is almost as large as the head of a fox. An addition in the new version is a series of black dots to be counted at the end of the book. Despite some weaknesses, the book is a good choice for collections in which straightforward counting books are in high demand.Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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“Striking visuals.” (School Library Journal)

“Bold colors and briskly delineated graphics.” (ALA Booklist)

“[This] bright, clean-lined counting book features remarkable colors and textures.” (Childhood Education)

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Customer Reviews

Young children will love it.
Margo Louis
The book is simply different illustrations of pics you can make with black dots.
booksrgreat
My Kindergarten class loved this book.
Rlee1187

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By aa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
In fact, quite a bit can be done with a big dot. I gave my son and daughter some large dots and we had fun experimenting with what we could make out of them.

However, art is not my reason for giving a thumbs up to this book. I like its math side.

For toddlers there is counting. And for older children (I would say preschool age) there is an chart at the end of the book which shows dots and numbers from 1 to 5 on the first page and 6 to 10 on the next two pages (only 5 dots fit per page). Having the numbers and dots shown in this manner is a marvelous way to let little ones see the `ladder' shape of the number pyramid. And an opportunity to point out how moving up or down the stairs is equivalent to addition and subtraction.

We like this book. It has a cute concept that is appealing to young children. (Toddler to Preschool)

4 Stars for being of mathematical as well as artistic interest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By booksrgreat on January 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
Great for your Kindergarten classroom. The book is simply different illustrations of pics you can make with black dots. We use black circle stickers (very cheap) and give each child 10. The class book that follows is a hit in the classroom library!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a fun book for young children. With the large pictures and font, the book begs to be touched and held and read! It could be used to reinforce a math lesson on counting objects. Afterward, the teacher/parent could give each child ten black dots, crayons, and paper and have them use their imagination to see what they could make. I think every young child should have a chance to hear or read this book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M&L Mama on August 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
My 16 month old fell hard for this simple counting book. Though my husband and I are so sick of reading this one, we have to oblige several times a day. Baby has had it over a month and still chooses it over & over again. This book doesn't look like much but it clearly resonates with toddlers. The pictures are simple and graphic and emphasize spotting the dots. I know it will grow with him as Baby becomes ready to count. I wish we had purchased a board book version because the page with the snowman's face is getting mushy from all the kisses it receives.
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This is an easy read for a child just learning to read. My son is in preschool an after a couple times reading this book to him, he learned how to read every single word in this book from beginning to end, on his own. This was the very first book he can read by himself. The pictures simple, but very relatable to him. It combines counting and a good story to go with. Just a great book!
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By kellie crowther on July 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
Cute book
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This is a great counting book for any toddler and small child. Going from one to ten, Mr. Crews uses black dots to represent things children can see day-to-day. My 2-yr-old found this book at our local library. He wanted to read it so often that I bought a copy for home. Now we read it almost every day & he never seems to get bored. This is an older book & the pictures/images reflect this-- the (obsolete) radio with four black dots for its knobs is an example. However, it still resonates with children and my son enjoys each page. His favorite page has the six marbles in a person's hands. I can't turn the page until he has put his hands on the pages to pretend he's holding the marbles as well. He also loves the last page with ten balloons flying away after being stuck in a tree. He insists on counting all ten balloons before we turn the page. The end of the book "reviews" the dots from one to ten and is a nice way to review counting from one to ten and beyond. The book is great for counting as well as early reading.
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By Mary E. Davis on December 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A good book. THE class was attentive to what the next page would present. I liked it and will use as a guide to associate to other venues in my math skills presentation.
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