Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008
ISBN: 9780152060572
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen - Illustrator


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Kirsten_Library Feb 08, 2018

Sweet, rhythmic book which which shows babies of all cultures and all skin tones in a matter of fact way, just as part of the story. A babytime favourite.

JuliaO_KCMO Feb 23, 2017

An adorable rhyme that just rolls out of the mouth, and great opportunity for some concrete learning in storytime (parents touching baby's fingers and toes when the line comes up). The book's impact gets diminished a bit by the simple fact that not all children have ten fingers and ten toes. Plus one factual error that bugs me every time -- penguins and Inuit children don't live in the same place.

VaughanPLKasey Nov 15, 2016

Unpopular opinion: I'm always uncomfortable with books like this, which straight-up claim that *all* babies have ten fingers and toes (or whatever else). Some babies don't, and while it's fine to talk about ten fingers and toes, I don't like pretending that "everyone knows" that all babies are the same, when they're not.

Mariangela_S Feb 11, 2016

Play and tickle your baby with this fun little book! Great for teaching body parts too.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Nothing could be sweeter than the chubby baby fingers and tiny baby toes depicted in this chanted celebration of babies born everywhere.

CRRL_AdrianaP Sep 15, 2015

I love everything from Mem Fox, and this book is no exception. Magically, she captures the sense of each baby being unique and special, while also portraying their commonality in a warm and comforting way. This is a great addition to every home library and would make a fabulous new baby present!

Nov 30, 2014

This book is about babies all over the world with different skin color and different living situations, but who all have one thing in common--ten little fingers and ten little toes.

The concept of this book is adorable and admirable. I would like to see more picture books with children of all different colors included. Babies should be exposed to this from the very beginning to learn that skin color means absolutely nothing. The babies in this book were so cute, they made me smile.

My only negative comment is, this book, while applauding racial diversity, does not include disabled children. Not all babies are born with ten little fingers and ten little toes. A truly diverse book would include them as well.

Still a good book with a good message. I recommend for reading to those younger than school age.

annemoon Apr 21, 2014

Even though this book is for children, it is geographically incorrect. Inuit and pengins do not live on the same sheet of ice!

Nov 17, 2013

this is a delightful book - I shared it with a group of 2 years olds - they loved it - especially the kisses at the end ! (blown of course !) they returned them ! lovely text and lovely illustrations.

ryanhe Jul 16, 2012

too easy for me

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Nov 30, 2014

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Apr 18, 2011

"And both of these babies, as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes."


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