Ten Black Dots

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What can you do with ten black dots?

One dot can make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman's face.

And that's just the beginning in this unique counting book!

A counting book which shows what can be done with ten black dots--one can make a sun, two a fox's eyes, or eight the wheels of a train.

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Overview

What can you do with ten black dots?

One dot can make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman's face.

And that's just the beginning in this unique counting book!

A counting book which shows what can be done with ten black dots--one can make a sun, two a fox's eyes, or eight the wheels of a train.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 This revised and redesigned edition of Crews' 1968 book contains several changes that give the title more appeal. The larger format makes the book a more useful choice for story hour sessions. Larger and more legible type makes reading easier for beginners. Although the rhymed text to introduce objects from one to ten remains almost unchanged, the colors of the objects have been altered, and textures have been added for visual variety. The rake now moves through tiny grass bits, for example, and the piggy bank looks more like a pink porker than did its brown predecessor. Crews' unmistakable graphic style is still evident, and the striking visuals are the book's strong feature. Unfortunately, Crews does not avoid one pitfall that plagues many picture books: the relationship between objects of different sizes. The two dots that are the fox's eyes are the same size as the two in the eyes of keys on the opposite page. Hence, each key is almost as large as the head of a fox. An addition in the new version is a series of black dots to be counted at the end of the book. Despite some weaknesses, the book is a good choice for collections in which straightforward counting books are in high demand.Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688135744
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 44,344
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.

Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Grace

    Put her stuff on a bamboo bunk bed, it was much it was only.a emerald sword and 5 pairs of jeans with 10 shirts and a pair of black tenne shoes*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002

    Great book for early literacy and early math skills

    My colleagues and I have used this book with young children and teachers of young children to illustrate creative thinking and creative activities that can be used with this book, and others like it. 5 star rating

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