Ten Tiny Toes

Ten Tiny Toes

by Caroline Jayne Church
     
 

I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH, GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU, and now TEN TINY TOES!

Caroline Jayne Church brings her adorable toddler art and lovely rhymes to this joyful twist on the tried-and-true classic, HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES. From ears that wiggle to bellies that giggle, TEN TINY TOES is sure to inspire little ones as they learn to celebrate their

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I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH, GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU, and now TEN TINY TOES!

Caroline Jayne Church brings her adorable toddler art and lovely rhymes to this joyful twist on the tried-and-true classic, HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES. From ears that wiggle to bellies that giggle, TEN TINY TOES is sure to inspire little ones as they learn to celebrate their "mouth, ears, eyes, nose, and a love that grows and grows."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/25/2013
Church aims to get readers up and moving with action-driven rhymes and a fuzzyheaded toddler who, along with his teddy bear, is happy to provide a demonstration. “Touch your toes,/ bend down low./ Touch your legs,/ up you go,” writes Church as boy and bear, drawn in her characteristic cartoon style, stand facing each other, smiling as they upright themselves. “Mouth, ears,/ eyes, nose,/ arms, belly, legs,/ ten tiny toes,” reads the book’s refrain. Brightly colored, lightly speckled back-drops keep the focus on this affectionate, rosy-cheeked twosome as they take readers on an enthusiastic tour of the body’s capabilities. Ages 3–up. (Jan.)
From the Publisher

Praise for LET'S GET DRESSED!
"Church's cartoon toddler and a puppy are delightfully animated..." --KIRKUS

Praise for POTTY TIME!
"The cheerful images and fun sound effect provide gentle encouragement for the potty training camp." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU
"A quiet depiction of self-reliant slumber." --KIRKUS

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
This padded board book has a darling toddler and a teddy bear on the front cover. From “mouth, ears, eyes, nose, arms, belly, legs,” to “ten tiny toes,” readers and listeners get to follow the little one as she/he discovers and discusses body parts. My granddaughter loves the “Touch your belly, laugh and giggle” page because we act out each action as we enjoy the cheerful, simple illustrations. The rhymes are easy to recognize: wiggle and giggle, wide and side, nose and toes, low and go, and so on. The teddy tries to do everything the child does but is obviously surprised by the child’s big sneeze “Achoooo!” On the last page, the toddler is seen hugging the bear with “a love that grows and grows.” This title is slightly larger than the typical board book and will be easy to share with groups. Of course, the reader will encourage everyone to participate as the book progresses. Little ones will adore acting out the sneeze! Expect demands to read this one over and over. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan; Ages 1 to 3.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-24
A playful exploration of the body for the littlest learners.This deceptively simple offering engages toddlers by asking them to participate in the fun by identifying various parts of their bodies and moving them about: "Touch your ears, make them wiggle. / Touch your belly, laugh and giggle. // Touch your mouth, open wide. / Touch your arms, wave side to side." Periodically, the action is interrupted by a catalog of body parts in the form of a catchy refrain: "Mouth, ears, eyes, nose, // arms, belly, legs, / and ten tiny toes!" The brief, lyrical text, the opportunities for interactivity and the focus on a subject dear to toddlers' hearts—themselves and all their glorious parts—make this a candidate for repeat readings. The illustrations feature a happy, shaggy-haired Caucasian toddler and his little teddy bear. The backgrounds are kept simple, focusing readers' attention on the little one as he explores his body as the text directs. In a sweet conclusion, the toddler embraces his teddy, no body part to highlight here—only "a love that grows and grows."Great fun for one-on-one sharing and a perfect toddler storytime selection. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545536011
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
32,402
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.

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