Ten, Nine, Eight

Ten, Nine, Eight

by Molly Bang


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"This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise from the love binding a father and his little `big' girl who turn bedtime into playtime with a rhyming game."—Publishers Weekly. "A loving book, perfect for sharing with the youngest lapsitters."—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780153330223
Publisher: Harcourt School Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/1989
Edition description: BIG
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Molly Bang lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Molly Bang lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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Ten, Nine, Eight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bspentecost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a bed time story. You can also use this book to help children count to 10. This little girls talks about things with numbers to help her fall asleep. She starts with 10 and works her way down to 1. This is a good book for parents to read at home as a be time story. I would only do a read aloud with this book in kindergarten to give them practice counting backwards. You can never have too much practice with young students.
agwood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for learning counters. It is a story of a little girl getting ready for bed and it shows the different number of things she sees while going to bed. This is such a great book because not only are the numbers bigger than the words and in color, they always have pictures of what she is counting. An example, she is counting her ten toes, and it shows her feet. Also, the things she is counting is something that all children could relate too as well. LearningPlanet.com is a website that teachers could also use to help children learn to count. It has many activities on different grades levels.
CarolyneBegin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great early counting book. A very simple concept book that appeals to babies. It goes through numbers one through ten in decreasing order counting down things that are familiar in a child's room. It's a great book to read before bed and is a sort of count down to bedtime for kids. The images are colorful and interesting.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Short, simple counting down book into bedtime.
karenamorg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Molly Bang¿s Ten, Nine, Eight is a charming counting book aimed at preschoolers. It counts backwards from 10-1, with each number showing a different step of a father putting his little daughter to bed. The narrative of a father-daughter bedtime routine is very endearing Besides a numeral paired with a corresponding amount of items, the written descriptions include an accompanying narrative phrase (¿9 soft friends in a quiet room¿/¿8 square windowpanes with falling snow¿). Even though the colorful, quaint illustrations are very engaging, it¿s a little surprising that Ten, Nine, Eight is a Caldecott Honor book of 1984. Bang, M., Bang, M., & Greenwillow Books. (1983). Ten, nine, eight. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you had to buy only one board book, this one is it. Although this jem won the Caldecott award for its illustrations (bright, bold, and fascinating to young readers), the book's language -- rhythm, appropriate length per page -- are also award-worthy, and the combination of illustration and language is what earn this book the 5-star rating from me and my 11-month-old. We read it everyday, twice : )