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Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo LeSieg

Ten Apples Up On Top! (1961)

by Theo LeSieg

Other authors: Roy McKie (Illustrator)

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I enjoyed Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss for the characters and the clear emotions. The main idea of this book was being able to count to ten. This book teaches counting through stacking apples on top of heads. The characters were great because they were animals. This creates a neutral feeling by eliminating the factors of choosing gender, race, and physical traits. Zoo animals were used, like lions and monkeys, placed in the jungle. Although these animals may be dangerous in real life, in the book they are used to portray many emotions. This is the second reason I liked this book. The emotions of happiness and curiousness are very vividly portrayed in the book. For example, when the lion is stacking a high number of apples, the monkey curiously creeps up on the jungle branch, intrigued by the lion. His body description and facial expressions clearly displayed this. ( )
  gfazio2 | Oct 23, 2017 |
Another read-along with my daughter that is tolerable but not one of my favorites by Suess.

A book about counting where animals balance apples on their heads. ( )
  Jychelle88 | Oct 16, 2017 |
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  jknielsen | May 16, 2017 |
I do not think this is one of Dr. Seuss' best books but I did really enjoy it. I liked how towards the end of the book instead of competing with each other they all stacked apples together. I also liked how the end does not turn out to be all the other animals trying to make the lion, tiger and dog fail. I think this book is about teaching kids a fun way to count. ( )
  kkrume1 | Apr 5, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 11, 2017 |
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Since 1961, Ten Apples up on Top has been helping preschoolers learn to count and read simultaneously. Simple illustrations and even simpler rhymes make this apple-balancing competition between a dog, a tiger, and a lion a fun, easy place to practice sight words and phonics. Siblings can even take turns reading phrases like "Seven apples up on top. I am so good they will not drop." The inevitable tumbling crash is a great climax for busy toddlers to enjoy, and parents will appreciate the cooperative lesson the last page offers. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

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A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on their heads.

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