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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Hardcover – October 1, 2008
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The book includes all of the elements of appropriate books for young children. The story/text is simple and incorporates rhyme, repetition & interesting vocabulary. The illustrations are soft yet colorful & clear, subtly addressing similarities & differences.
The book provides opportunities to initiate discussions about numbers by counting the fingers, toes & babies. It also addresses social/emotional aspects of development by illustrating empathy & caring interpreted through the faces & actions of the characters.
I have yet to see anyone look at this book & not melt into the long "awe" we often hear when looking at something that truly touches our hearts.
Although these two gifted women had "retired", this book, and the Baby World, is as fresh and light-hearted as these babies are. Focusing on the similarities rather than the differences, their message of peace is tenderly and subtly played. I can't wait to give this as a baby gift!
We have the lap book version and I wish I had purchased Going to Bed in the same format. This version is neither to big nor to heavy. The larger size makes the pictures and the whole book more enjoyable.
While looking at other books by Mem Fox I noticed that this one had less than a five star rating. Upon reading the review that claims this book is to big for a 23 month old and that they may have to take their daughter to the ER because of immense weight of this book I couldn't let such nonsense sit there unrefuted to deter anyone from the best baby book in the perfect format. This book is about twice the width of the average baby book and little bit taller. It is thicker than most because of the padded cover, this extra thickness however is not heavy. This book does not ways about as much as two small board books. My son at 7 months old has no trouble turning pages, opening, or closing this book. At 7 months his hands are not yet big enough to hold this book on his own, though I don't doubt that he will be able to do so before 2 years of age.Read more ›
Ten Little Finger and Ten Little Toes is a celebration of babies everywhere. City babies, country babies, sick babies, and well babies, all over the world. And the ten little fingers and ten little toes they all come with.
The pictures are adorable, the text is cute, and the book held the attention of my six-year-old (who loves babies) and my three-year-old equally well. Both of them wanted the book read over and over and liked looking at the pictures.
If you have a child or grandchild about one- to four-years-old, don't miss Ten Little Finger a It is sure to entertain little ones with both the text and the pictures on the 40 page hardcover book.
Armchair Interviews says: A real charmer.
The text is repeated sets of rhyming couplets: "There was one little baby who was born far away/and another who was born on the very next day. And both of these babies/as everyone knows/ had ten little fingers and ten little toes!" The first two lines change to describe other babies, but the two concluding lines remain consistent. It reads smoothly and bouncily, with plenty of page given for each line of text. The last bit changes, when the narrator introduces her own baby. Not only does that baby have ten little fingers and ten little toes, but also "three little kisses on the tip of its nose!" What a lovely little finish! This is great fun to read with youngsters and babies, especially if you can give them three kisses just like the baby in the book.
But honestly, the rhyme on its own probably wouldn't have caught me if not for Helen Oxenbury's adorable illustrations. This veteran of children's illustration knows just the right touch to pair up with the text. There are very few illustrations with full backgrounds--most of the pictures focus on the baby characters. When there are occasional simple backgrounds or objects, these are mere props to the babies themselves. Oxenbury's multicultural cast of babies adds an extra dimension to the rhyme without being preachy or clumsy with the presentation. She also has our cast of babies growing up slowly through each couplet.Read more ›
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My daughter loves this book and received it a timely manner. Great to work withPublished 26 days ago by Michelle Cross
We gave this to our Spanish speaking childcare providers and they love it. I love how it is in English and English. We have it in English and my daughter loves reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Corey
Young children love rhyme and this book has it. Beautiful pictures of all sorts of young children and together with the rhyming text make this book well worth having.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great baby shower gift. Such beautiful illustrations and message.Published 1 month ago by sweetbasil
I think this story is adorable - perfect for babies and young toddlers.Published 2 months ago by Dancing Monkey
Such a sweet book. This is my go to book for baby showers and new parents. My own kids loved it and I enjoyed reading it to them.Published 3 months ago by Samantha