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10 times 10
     

10 times 10

by Hervé Tullet
 

How many ways can you count to 10? With numbers, fingers, paints? How about with racing cars or with a fairy tale? In fact, you can do it almost any way you like! Hervé Tullet, who has established an international reputation for creating dynamic books for young children, brings us this smart and silly counting book that will teach and entertain in equal

Overview

How many ways can you count to 10? With numbers, fingers, paints? How about with racing cars or with a fairy tale? In fact, you can do it almost any way you like! Hervé Tullet, who has established an international reputation for creating dynamic books for young children, brings us this smart and silly counting book that will teach and entertain in equal measure. Counting has never been so much fun!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 09/29/2014
Tullet counts to 10 in 10 wildly eccentric ways, channeling the energy of a messy preschool art room. In one chapter, Tullet counts by fingers—but instead of using two hands, he just keeps adding fingers on one, with the resulting appendage resembling a sea anemone. Elsewhere, an accumulation of two ears, three noses, four eyes, five mouths, and more form a grotesque pink mutant creation with ruby-red lips and fangs. A riff on the Biblical story of creation and a fairy tale about two princes, three princesses, four witches, and so on are just a couple of the ways Tullet takes something as simple as counting to 10 and uses it as a springboard for loopy, creative experimentation. Ages 2–up. (Sept.)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Holiday shoppers who rightly suspect their preschool recipients probably already have Pat the Bunny and The Very Hungry Caterpillar can put [this] on their lists."
Booklist - Kathleen McBroom
"Readers of all ages will enjoy counting along with the text, whether through literal tallying or figuring out more elusive representations."
School Library Journal
12/01/2014
K-Gr 2—This sophisticated concept book cleverly illustrates the numbers one through 10 using 10 different categories: "Numbers," "Fingers," "Paints," "Body," "Creation," "Construction," "Games," "Story," "Racing," and "Questions." The first chapter starts with zero while, oddly, none of the others do. In "Fingers," the digits of a human hand illustrate the numbers 11 to 15 and then morph into an undersea plant to show the numbers 16 to 20. Older children may find this amusing, but the transition is subtle and potentially confusing. "Paints" begins with one white line of paint accompanied by the text "One is white." The next page shows a white stripe and a red stripe and the text "Two is red." For "Five is orange," the four previous stripes (white, red, yellow, and blue) ingeniously appear, with the red and yellow ones intersecting to create orange. The four colors continue to intersect to create additional colors. Children may find the text puzzling. The wordless "Creation" chapter stretches over 10 pages and includes a naked Eve and Adam wearing fig leaves. Toward the end, there's a tally count of 100; 1,000 legs on a millipede; 10,000 spectators. The following page poses the question "What would you buy with one hundred thousand gold bars?" and shows six different luxurious objects. The book concludes with "one thousand million grains of sand" and "one thousand billion stars and more, to infinity…." Curiously, the last 13 pages are unnumbered. Counting books abound, and while this one certainly ranks high on the novelty and creativity scale, it may be too amorphous and esoteric to have wide audience appeal.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849762472
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Hervé Tullet is one of the best-known children’s authors and illustrators working today. His previous books include The Scribble Book, The Coloring Book, The Book with a Hole, and the New York Times bestseller Press Here. He lives in France.

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