Ten Little Sleepyheads

Ten Little Sleepyheads

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by Donald Saaf, Elizabeth Provost
     
 

Don't let the bedbugs bite!

This irresistible rhyming read-aloud story-acted out by a cast of one-of-a-kind bugs-is the perfect countdown-to-bedtime book. Donald Saaf's quirky style is sure to get a giggle, while Elizabeth Provost's rhythmic text makes it easy for children to count along as all ten sleepy bugs drift off to sleep.

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Don't let the bedbugs bite!

This irresistible rhyming read-aloud story-acted out by a cast of one-of-a-kind bugs-is the perfect countdown-to-bedtime book. Donald Saaf's quirky style is sure to get a giggle, while Elizabeth Provost's rhythmic text makes it easy for children to count along as all ten sleepy bugs drift off to sleep.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-In this bedtime countdown, rhyming couplets describe how 10 tired insects prepare for a night's rest ("Ten little sleepyheads/talking to their toys./One falls asleep/in the middle of the noise"). The usual routine ensues as the creatures reach for a snack, play peek-a-boo, beg for a book, and take a bath before drifting off to sleep, one by one. The countdown begins all over again as the last little bug remains wide awake. Colorful acrylic paintings convey the action and depict highly personified insects including a firefly, a red-and-black beetle, a bumblebee, a winged desert termite, and a slug moth caterpillar, all of which are identified on the endpapers. Although the book is a bit cutesy, youngsters will delight in looking for the odd one out on each page and enjoy the ending.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582348384
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/16/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.74(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Provost lives in Modesto, California, with her husband, Richard. She has three grown children and two grandchildren. This is Elizabeth's first book for young readers.

Donald Saaf, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, as well as a CD cover for children's singer Dan Zanes. He lives in Vermont with his family.

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Ten Little Sleepyheads 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my daughter when she was about 1. She just loves the pictures of the flowers and insects in the book. We read it together all the time. Now she's 21 months and she likes to see the numbers in the books. This has been a good book to introduce numbers to her. This is still one of her favorite books.