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Ten Little Lambs Hardcover – May 27, 2002


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Good night, little lambs. Go to sleep, a mother says to the 10 children sleeping over at her house. That endearment prompts one child to dream about a wild and wooly slumber party of sheep. McGinty's (the Dogs Helping People series) rhyming verse and Sweet's (Bouncing Time) vibrant watercolors describe a madcap countdown: Ten little lambs who won't go to sleep. What will they do all night? They'll tackle and tumble, and wrestle and rumble. Ten little lambs, all night. On each spread, one lamb falls asleep, leaving his peers to continue the high jinks. The verse can be awkward (of the grouping of five, McGinty writes, They'll build a skyscraper with oatmeal and paper), but the visuals compensate nicely. Sweet dresses the lambs in the pajamas worn by the child party-goers; she plants a big yawn on the lamb next destined for dreamland; and she shows the sleepers' faces in thumbnail portraits set into spreads portraying the late-night romping. Thanks partly to her frothy sherbet tones and playful penciling, the ovine guests exude good humor and guilelessness amid the mayhem. Rarely has naughtiness seemed quite so innocent. Ages 2-6.
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From School Library Journal

reSchool-Grade 1-When Mom turns off the light and says, "Good night, little lambs. Go to sleep," the scene is set for 10 children at a sleepover to transform into lambs ready for a night of fun until, one by one, they grow tired and drift off to sleep. Readers may be reminded of the rhythmic repetition common to several of Bill Martin's stories. Listeners will quickly detect the pattern and join in. Sweet's watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations are created on Arches hot-pressed paper, and, although at times a bit busy, they reflect the action of the text. They also add to the repetition by reflecting the number of "lambs" asleep in scattered circles around the pages, as well as the action of the wakeful youngsters. While the art is too cluttered for children just learning to count, young readers will enjoy finding all of the characters.
Cathie E. Bashaw, Somers Library, NY
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (May 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803725965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803725966
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,133,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over 40 books for children.
Her most recent picture book biography, Darwin (2009, Houghton Mifflin, illustrated by Mary Azarian) was named a 2010 Orbis Pictus Honor Book and was on Booklist's 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth. Her other publications include, Eliza's Kindergarten Pet (2010, Marshall Cavendish, illustrated by Nancy Speir), Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise (2007, Marshall Cavendish), Thank You, World (2007, Dial Books, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin), Ten Little Lambs (2002, Dial Books, illustrated by Melissa Sweet), and nonfiction books on subjects ranging from nutrition to tarantulas.

Alice was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and has lived in New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois. She's been in Illinois for 20 years now. Maybe it's time to move again!

Alice loves to hike, play the guitar, dance, and read. She's also a writing teacher and coach, runs a writing camp for girls in grades 6-9, is a children's book reviewer for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, and the Co-Regional Advisor for the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She looks forward to the 2013 release of two picture books, Gandhi: A March To the Sea (Amazon Children's Publishing, illustrated by Thomas Gonzales) and Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons (Charlesbridge).

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i do not like the idea of the writer giving kids to do bad things and messing up the home at bedtime. I had to throw out the book.
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