Ten Tiny Babies
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Ten Tiny Babies

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by Karen Katz
     
 

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One by one,

10

silly, bouncy, noisy, cuddly, babies come to play all day until (yawn) bedtime. Sleep tight, babies.

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One by one,

10

silly, bouncy, noisy, cuddly, babies come to play all day until (yawn) bedtime. Sleep tight, babies.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Kicking off with "1 tiny baby starts to run" and ending with 10 sleeping babies tucked into their cribs, Katz (Princess Baby) once again puts her kewpie doll crew through their paces, this time enumerating all the fun things that babies do, from toe wriggling and noisemaking to eating with abandon. Giggles, smiles (both angelic and ever-so-slightly mischievous) and wide-eyed wonder abound as the babies frolic and accumulate additional compadres in nursery-hued settings. "4 noisy babies bang and shout!/ Along comes another... to sing right out!" The second half of every couplet is split by a page turn, providing a gentle tease that encourages readers to flip the page and complete the rhyme. Ideally suited for read-aloud in both cadence and content, the book is a solid addition to Katz's extensive oeuvre of adorableness. Ages 1-5. (Sept.)

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
It is never too early to read to your baby and this little counting book is just right. The gouache, colored pencil, and collage illustrations feature cherubic, multi-ethnic babies engaged in typical behavior. Babies spin and bounce, bang and shout, wiggle their toes, take a bath, put on their pj's and snuggle in for the night. The rhyming verse has a satisfying lilt, and the count from one to ten is just long enough for a squirmy baby to sit through. The hardcover format is perfect for caregivers to hold and share but it would have been perfect to have this published in board book format similar to Katz's Where is Baby's Belly Button? so little ones could handle and "read" it on their own. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal

PreS

Playful babies "spin," "bounce," and "hop" across the pages of this winsome counting book. The jaunty rhyme adds to the fun and anticipation: "5 jiggly babies wriggle their toes. Along comes another...." On the following page a sidebar reveals that the new friend "...wiggles her nose!" This youngster then joins in as "6 hungry babies sip and chew." Katz's gouache, colored-pencil, and collage illustrations feature her signature roundheaded characters. The backgrounds artfully combine complementary colors and patterns. After the multicultural chums splash in the tub and put on their pj's, they fall asleep in 10 cozy beds. A good choice for storytimes.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416935469
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
323,210
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

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Ten Tiny Babies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my 2 year old and he LOVES it! For a while he wouldn't pick up any other book! It's a cute short book.