According to PW , ``This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise naturally from the love binding a father and his little ``big'' girl who turn bedtime into playtime with a rhyming game.'' Ages 3-6. (May)
- Susie Wilde
New in board book format, Molly Bang's Ten, Nine, Eight is a rhythmic count down to bed as a young girl and her father count their ways through nightly rituals of bath, stuffed animals, dressing, and good night kisses. The rhymes are calming for young babies and may help toddlers who fight the bedtime experience. The illustrations are as gentle as the words from "10 small toes all washed and warm" to "1 big girl all ready for bed."