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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (edition 2008)

by Mem Fox

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Title:Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Authors:Mem Fox
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked that there was a cultural aspect to the story. Different babies from all over the world were talked about, which I thought made the book more meaningful to a larger range of people. I also liked that the author chose very repetitive language. She chooses to repeat, "both of these babies, as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes," throughout the book. this help to constantly bring the story back to the big idea that even though these babies are from different cultures and places, they are all still human and have a lot in common. ( )
  maddieburchell | Apr 30, 2016 |

Very cute. I love the repeating text of each baby having ten little fingers and ten little toes. Each baby either comes from a different place and are different from one another but are precious also. Great for preschool or toddler storytime. ( )
  jherring | Apr 21, 2016 |
This little board book can also be sung as a song which I love. I also love that the book shows a lot of diversity in the babies of different ethnicities and cultures as well as the unifying concept that they all have ten little fingers and ten little toes. ( )
  JPEmmrich5 | Dec 2, 2015 |
I thought this book was really cute for little kids. It is very simple, only a few words on a page and big, clear drawings. It is a fast read due to the small sentences, but it rhymes which I liked. It shows babies doing various activities from around the world and how they can all be so different yet they all have ten fingers and ten toes. The language that it is written in is very basic which is good for reading to babies and toddlers. This book was not a story with a plot, it is a poem with illustrations. I think that after reading this book it is easy for children to learn and understand how we are all still people regardless of where we come from or how different we look from each other.
  jcooke7 | Sep 22, 2015 |
No matter how different babies look from each other, or where they are born, every baby is born with ten fingers and ten toes.
  Joscellin | Jun 8, 2015 |
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For Helena, who teaches them all -M. F.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 015206057X, Hardcover)

As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!

          This is a gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all you’ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again! The luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and true to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.

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Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670072397, 0143503588

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