Ten on the Sled

Ten on the Sled

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by Kim Norman, Liza Woodruff
     
 

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Author Kim Norman (Crocodaddy) and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up a rollicking, jolly, snow-filled adventure! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just Caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a… See more details below

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Author Kim Norman (Crocodaddy) and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up a rollicking, jolly, snow-filled adventure! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just Caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so . . . one through ten, all leap on again! An ideal picture book for reading-and singing along with-over and over.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—In this counting book, a caribou and his Arctic friends pull a toboggan uphill; with 10 aboard, they speed down the mountain. One by one, they fall off the sled: "Seal spilled out," "hare hopped out," "sheep shot out," and so on. While squirrel, who is wearing a skull-and-crossbones hat, squeezes out of polar bear's paws onto a pine-tree branch and almost gets struck by a zooming pinecone. All those wipeouts create a big snowball made of the various animals, and the race is on. Will it be the snowball or the sled that reaches the bottom first? Part of the fun of sledding is to trudge back up the hill to do it again, and that is what happens. The comic-style illustrations in watercolor have hints of pastel and colored pencil, especially in the sky, which gives the landscape a winter warmth while the characters themselves exhibit a playful, cheery spirit. Colored typeface for each number from ten to one adds to the page design, and alliteration plays a part in the rhyming pattern. A light read for libraries with a high demand for winter-themed books.—Sara Lissa Paulson, American Sign Language and English Lower School PS 347, New York City
Kirkus Reviews
A caribou, polar bear, moose, wolf, walrus, squirrel, bighorn sheep, fox, hare and seal all pile onto a toboggan, beginning a North Country riff on the familiar chant: "There were TEN on the sled / and the caribou said, / 'Slip over! Slide over!' / So they all slid over, / and Seal spilled out." One by one, the animals tumble off, each with a different active verb (Hare hops out, Sheep shoots out, Walrus whirls out, etc.). The final line of each stanza is printed with lively disorder, swooping, jumping and sliding on the page. Woodruff adds extra humor by collecting all of the fallen animals in an increasingly bigger snowball that rolls down the hill alongside the toboggan. What with animal identification, counting, vocabulary building and print awareness all scaffolded on a can't-lose rhyme, this one's a keeper. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402785160
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
852,751
File size:
14 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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