Have you checked out SantaThing, LibraryThing's gift-giving tradition?
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.


Ten, Nine, Eight (1983)

by Molly Bang

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,6951017,299 (3.95)1
Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 101 (next | show all)
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 |
Showing 1-5 of 101 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Deborah, Preshiel, Sylvia, Viki and their children and for Dick and Monika, with thanks and love
First words
10 small toes all washed and warm
4 sleepy eyes which open and close
3 loving kisses on cheeks and nose
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


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

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.95)
2 5
3 36
3.5 4
4 54
4.5 4
5 39

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 152,482,883 books! | Top bar: Always visible