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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury


PUBLISHED: 29th September 2008
ISBN: 9780670072392
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As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes...From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here 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!
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PUBLISHED: 29th September 2008
ISBN: 9780670072392
ANNOTATION:
As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes...From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here 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!

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As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes...From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here 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!

Publisher Description

As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes...

From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here 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!

Author Biography

Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant. Mem's books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair, A Giraffe in the Bath and most recently Baby Bedtime. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. 'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.' Sunday Age

Kirkus US Review

A pleasing poem that celebrates babies around the world. Whether from a remote village or an urban dwelling, a tent or the snow, Fox notes that each "of these babies, / as everyone knows, / had ten little fingers / and ten little toes." Repeated in each stanza, the verse establishes an easy rhythm. Oxenbury's charming illustrations depict infants from a variety of ethnicities wearing clothing that invokes a sense of place. Her pencil drawings, with clean watercolor washes laid in, are sweetly similar to those in her early board books (Clap Hands, 1987, etc.). Each stanza introduces a new pair of babies, and the illustrations cleverly incorporate the children from the previous stanzas onto one page, allowing readers to count not only fingers and toes but also babies. The last stanza switches its focus from two children to one "sweet little child," and reveals the narrator as that baby's mother. Little readers will take to the repetition and counting, while parents will be moved by the last spread: a sweet depiction of mother and baby. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews)

Prizes

Short-listed for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009

Product Details

Pages
40
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0670072397
ISBN-13
9780670072392
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2008-09-29
Country of Publication
Australia
Author
Mem Fox, Helen Oxenbury

Product Reviews

19 May, 2018
My baby daughter and I absolutely love this book - thank you :)
By Alanna