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Ten Apples Up On Top! Hardcover – March 12, 1961
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Most simple books try to teach only counting or reading. I found it to be a great idea to combine the two. It makes the task both easier and more interesting for your child.
By using only 75 words, there is much repetition to help your youngster identify words that she or he will reuse throughout life. Here is an example:
"One apple up on top!
Two apples up on top!"
The illustrations nicely cue the young person to the words and the numbers involved. With these words I have quoted, you see the lion with the requisite number of apples balanced on top of the head.
The illustrations are also very active, and help draw interest to the story. Mr. Roy McKie's colorful, dynamic illustrations bring the story to life. Otherwise, how interesting can a counting book be?
Most children will have no trouble memorizing this story. Then, they can "read" along as you read aloud. Later, you can stop for certain words that they know how to identify, and they can read that word as part of the sentence you are reading aloud. You can also encourage them to count the number of apples aloud on each creature's head.
You can extend the value of this book by adding some pages of your own that involve numbers beyond ten. Your child will enjoy helping your with the illustrations for those pages. With the simple text structure, you cannot help but match what Dr.Read more ›
Spoiler alert: the board book stops when the lion, tiger, and dog each get 10 apples on their heads, and skips the roller skates. The paper-page version keeps going, and is at least twice as long. In short: buy this, not that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My niece and nephew loves it! They're a little rough on their books, so I was happy it was a hard-back.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ten Apples Up On Top! is a fun counting book full of rhymes where three friends put apples on their heads and count them as they compete for the most apples up on top. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jane Jones
This is one of my childrens' favorite books. It has fun pictures and a great, rhyming and counting story! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anne K Johnson
I love counting books for my kiddos, but this one doesn't flow as well as other Dr. Seuss books. For a complete read along, please visit my youtube channel: Little Readers... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Just Toy Reviews
We have purchased 4 of this book bc the kids wear it out they love it so much. We now buy for all our friends and family having children.Published 5 months ago by Chris