Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book


From Moon Pies to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, these diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble.

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From Moon Pies to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, these diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
While marching readers back and forth between the numbers 10 and one, Davis (Redneck Night Before Christmas) and Ward also celebrate (or introduce, in the case of Yankee readers) mainstays of Southern life, such as Moon Pies, grits, kudzu and chiggers. The book kicks off with an outing to town (bumper stickers on the family's van testify to the driver's patriotism and NASCAR devotion), but the rest of the couplets and pictures are mostly devoted to the sibling babies' (some crawling, some toddling) gentle mischief as they scamper in and around their rural home, clad in diapers or overalls: "6 redneck babies cotton pickin'-/ One ate a lunch of crisp fried chicken." The rhymes drawl but never quite sing, and Ward's watercolors, while sunny in tone and hues, resemble static greeting card illustrations. Because the characters' lives look appealingly bucolic rather than hardscrabble, children unacquainted with the meaning of "redneck" will probably come away thinking that it's just another way of referring to a Southern farm family. Whether that's good or bad is for grown-ups to decide. Ages 5-8. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Counting down from ten and then back up again, Southern babies walk, crawl, and roll through this numbering tale. Whether eating peanut patties, frolicking in the kudzu, or taking a bath in washbasins in the yard, these redneck babies (by virtue of the title, they're all white) are having fun. Wacky rhyming verses filled with the distinctive Southern vernacular provide a unique take on the familiar format: "4 redneck babies buttering grits. . . ." While mostly good-natured, occasional passages fall into unflattering stereotypes of Southern life, detracting from the overall tone of the story. Humorous paintings filled with sun-kissed babies in a variety of settings, offer another view of an often disparaged way of life. An occasional misstep only minimally detracts from this feel-good tale. Loaded with Southern charm. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802322
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 831,198
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.36 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

David Davis is the author of almost a dozen books with Pelican, including Jazz Cats, a 2002 Children's Book Choice selection; Librarian's Night Before Christmas; Nurse's Night Before Christmas; Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book; Texas Aesop's Fables; Texas Mother Goose; and Texas Zeke and the Longhorn. Four of his books have earned spots on the Accelerated Reader list. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

An illustrator at heart, Ward left years of advertising illustration, where computers had gained a firm foothold in graphics, and jumped into children's books. "It took me a long time to find myself," she says, "but I love illustrating children's text and taking the art a few steps beyond the word, when there is an opportunity. "

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

    This book is a hoot!

    This book is not for everyone, and is definitely not politically correct. You have to be willing to poke fun of yourself and your own culture if you buy this book. I found it to be quite a hoot as did the family members with whom I shared this book. We laughed until we cried because we could see ourselves described in the entertaining lines. As a parent or caregiver of children, you know you will have to read things over and over to children as they enjoy and learn from the repetition. While the book can indeed be educational to teach young children counting, it helps the parent enjoy it as well when the little one begs "Read it again!" I would not use it in a day care setting as some parents could find it offensive, but it's a great gift for close family and friends whom you know can laugh at themselves.

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