Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes

Summary:

This sweet story portrays the similarities and differences between babies/toddlers born in different areas of the world.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Gorgeous illustrations, with a loving and gentle story, show many ethnicities of babies and teaches "brotherhood" through similarities kids can relate to.

Content Awareness Factors:

NONE!


Little Kid Reaction

My 3-year-old loved this book and asked us to read it several times in a row. He made associations between the pictures (near and far), between the babies, and asked LOTS of questions.

Parent Reaction

Gorgeous yet adorable watercolor illustrations and a sweet text "shout" the comforting message "we are loved." I loved how it s hoed my son that babies look different, yet they are all loved dearly. At the end, the mother gives her baby 3 kisses on his nose, so I get to do the same with my children. What a fantastic way to finish a book!

Type of Book:
This is a picture book celebrating the joys babies bring us.
Educational Themes:

There is lots to do with this book. First, celebrate love. You can also do some counting, identify body parts, even some animals. It also teaches diversity and tolerance at a level toddlers can absorb it.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Read with boys ages 1 and 3.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book for kids ages 2 and up, and would make a wonderful gift for a new baby.

Title Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Author Mem Fox
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers © 2008
Illustrators Helen Oxenbury
ISBN 9780152060572
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.00
Genres Family
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