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Ten, Nine, Eight (1983)

by Molly Bang

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Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.

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10 small toes all washed and warm... 9 soft friends in a quiet room...In this rhythmic, reverse counting book, a young girl and her father make a game out of getting ready for bed. Paying careful attention to such nightly rituals as bath time, dressing, and all-important good-night kisses, they gently count down to the warm and welcoming "1 big girl all ready for bed" a sentiment even the most persistent sleep-evader will find hard to resist, except to request a second reading.
A Caldecott Honor Book, this reassuring bedtime story by favorite author/illustrator Molly Bang is filled with soothing rhymes and lovely, full-color illustrations. -- Scholastic, Inc.
  EKiddieKollege | Aug 27, 2020 |
A fun counting book for the little ones! It is easy to follow along and the pictures help the students get a deeper understanding of the storyline. ( )
  jxs184 | Apr 5, 2020 |
The book begins with the number ten and from there works all the way down to zero. Its a great way teach young kids to count from one to ten and even backwards. I love how the end of pages in pairs rhymes. So the pages that start with Ten and Nine rhyme and so on. I feel that written this way keeps the interest of the reader and for children i think they'll like the rhythm the book is written in. ( )
  D.Patzan | Nov 12, 2019 |
This was a cute book! My students wanted to read it twice in a row! This book shows a countdown to bedtime for a young child. It highlights the nightly routine the family goes through in order to make the child comfortable before bed. Going to bed can be a struggle for some children and routines can be very instrumental in making that process easier. ( )
  JasmineMcBride | Sep 4, 2019 |
"Ten, Nine, Eight" is a cute bedtime story for young children. In the story, the father and daughter countdown as they get ready for bed. It is a cute story for kids to read as they are also getting ready for bed. I think it was also great to see part of the story come to life when they get to seven, the description is "7 empty shoes in a short straight row" and you can notice that there is a shoe missing. When you get to "5 round buttons on a yellow gown" you can see in the picture that the cat has the matching shoe to what was missing in the two pages prior. ( )
  deannalowe | Aug 26, 2019 |
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For Deborah, Preshiel, Sylvia, Viki and their children and for Dick and Monika, with thanks and love
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10 small toes all washed and warm
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4 sleepy eyes which open and close
3 loving kisses on cheeks and nose
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