Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book: Illustrated By Helen Oxenbury

Board Book | August 9, 2010

byMem FoxIllustratorHelen Oxenbury

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"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. Helen Oxenbury's soft, rounded babies are captured perfectly in soft, rounded watercolors. "

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"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...

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. HELEN OXENBURY is the world-class illustrator of dozens ...

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Format:Board BookDimensions:38 pages, 7.1 × 7.82 × 1.49 inPublished:August 9, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547366205

ISBN - 13:9780547366203

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never to early... Beautiful baby appropriate poem about love, openness and tolerance. I even added my daughter's ten little fingers and ten little toes in the available spaces about the sweet little child who mine, all mine...
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book Great book especially for a multicultural family. Our 14 month old grandson and his 11 month old Japanese born cousin enjoyed this book at Christmas. The older grandson would find this book in his pile of books and bring it to us to read!
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precious! Mem Fox has done it again. I absolutely love this book. I bought it for my niece's first baby.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable book My 10-month requests this book for bedtime by crawling over and pulling it out of her book box. She loves turning the big board book pages and counting her toes with each of the babies. Nice rhyme and cute pictures. All around a great gift.
Date published: 2012-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent addition to babies library great story. my baby loves the illustrations of the different babies.
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter Loves This Book My one year old loves this book because she can count the babies, the fingers, the toes, and all the babies are of mixed racial backgrounds, which is refreshing.
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute poem The rhyming and repetition is good. My little one really likes looking at the babies in the pictures. I wish the pictures were a bit more colourful though.
Date published: 2011-04-24

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Editorial 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." - BookPage "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." - The Horn Book Magazine, 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."-The 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.' " - The New York Times Book Review, Notable Children's Books of 2008 "'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 Wichita Eagle, Great Gift Recommendations 2008 'Blonde top-knots, springy black curls, haystack red straw and sleek black hair surround smiling, frowning, sneezing or contemplative baby faces. Anyone who has ever tweaked a little piggy will quickly start chanting the infectious refrain from this 'digital' romp.' - Washington Post Book World, September 7, 2008 "