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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book

August 23, 2010 | Board Book
ISBN: 9780547366203
$14.99
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Description

"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."

No matter which part of the world a baby comes from—born on the ice or in a tent—that baby has “ten little fingers / and ten little toes,” the pleasing refrain of this wonderful, rhyming tribute to the chubby, sweet universality of babies of all colors.

About this Author

Mem Fox is the author of many acclaimed books, including Time for Bed and Where Is the Green Sheep?. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. You can visit her website at www.memfox.net.
 
Helen Oxenbury is the beloved illustrator of dozens of picture books, including Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt. She lives in London, England.

ISBN: 9780547366203
Format: Board Book
Pages: 38
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2010-08-23

Reviews

"This gently lilting read-aloud is just right for bedtime, or anytime your child could use a little extra comfort. You'll go ga-ga yourself over the adorable watercolors of babies around the world." -- Parenting, September 2008

"Put two titans of kids' books together for the first time, and what do you get (besides the urge to shout, "What took you so long?")? The answer: an instant classic . . . there's real magic at work here." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes gently presents--but never preaches--a satisfying lesson about humanity and international harmony." -- Book Page

"A standout for its beautiful simplicity, this picture-book collaboration between Fox and Oxenbury aims a message of diversity and tolerance at very young children. . . . Clusters of adorable mulitcultural babies from around the world toddle across the pages until just one child receives three kisses on the nose from her loving mom, a sweet gesture that parents will want to act out with their own children. A gentle, joyous offering." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Fox's lilting verse just has to be read aloud, and preschoolers will quickly pick up on and join in on the anticipated refrain. Oxenbury's spacious illustrations, featuring her irresistible round-headed tots (and, of course, plenty of chubby baby digits), emphasize the babies' differences and will engage even the youngest listeners in the on-page action." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"In 'Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,' two beloved picture-book creators -- the storyteller Mem Fox and the artist Helen Oxenbury -- merge their talents in a winsome look at babies around the world." -- New York Times Book Review

"A witty and winsome look at babies around the world that has a toe-tapping refrain: the words sound easy and familiar, as though they have been handed down to children forever. And the story ends with a pitch-perfect moment: one little baby who is 'mine, all mine.' "--Notable Children's Books of 2008 -- New York Times Book Review

"'Light as air and sweet as honey' might be a way to describe this delectable confection about babies, here, there and everywhere." -- The Globe and Mail

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