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# Ten Puppies

##### Woof!
Mother Dog has TEN puppies.
Nine have pink tongues.
One has a blue tongue.
Eight have pointed noses.
Two have flat noses.
Seven have floppy ears.
Three have perky ears ...
##### Yip! Yip!
Ten puppies group
and regroup.
Mother dog counts
and recounts.
9 + 1 = 10
8 + 2 = 10
7 + 3 = 10 ...

## Overview

##### Woof!
Mother Dog has TEN puppies.
Nine have pink tongues.
One has a blue tongue.
Eight have pointed noses.
Two have flat noses.
Seven have floppy ears.
Three have perky ears ...
##### Yip! Yip!
Ten puppies group
and regroup.
Mother dog counts
and recounts.
9 + 1 = 10
8 + 2 = 10
7 + 3 = 10 ...
##### Arf! Arf!
Mother Dog has TEN puppies.
No two are exactly alike.
Each is remarkable.
they equal a family.

## Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Learning is elementary with this collection of concept books. Lynn Reiser uses Ten Puppies to count to 10 in multiple ways. After a shaggy brown dog, whose tag reads "MOM," adopts 10 puppies from a shelter, she groups them by different characteristics, such as "Nine had pink tongues. One had a blue tongue," always adding up to 10. The motley medley of mutts appears in panels on backgrounds of solid colors. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Kids learning their number facts will have fun discovering all the ways these puppies can be counted. From the clever watercolor illustrations, the reader sees that ten puppies (rescued from the Puppy Rescue Center by mama dog) are unique but still share physical attributes. Of these ten dogs, we find that nine have pink tongues and one has a blue tongue, eight have pointed noses and two have flat noses, and so forth. With paired illustrations, every combination of two numbers that add up to ten is demonstrated through this fascinating story of ten puppies. Ears, color patterns, tails, fur types, paws, eyes, and lengths of the dogs show the amazing similarities and differences in this one general grouping. The story ends with all the puppies growing up to be ten dogs. The colorful variety of these puppies is charmingly brought out in the drawings and the story of ten. Little ones will learn about dogs, variations, and numbers�in spite of themselves. 2003, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 4 to 7.
— Carol Raker Collins, Ph.D.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A lively concept book that tells an appealing story. Reiser presents 10 puppies adopted from an animal rescue center with a tally of their various physical features. "Eight had pointed noses. Two had flat noses./Seven had floppy ears. Three had perky ears." Some basic vocabulary is introduced, as well as some basic arithmetic. The action is kept short and sweet; the brightly colored watercolor illustrations are great fun. Youngsters will love this spirited tale, and will ask for it again and again.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060086442
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

## Meet the Author

Lynn Reiser is the creator of many acclaimed books for children, including the bilingual books Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; and The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser lives in Connecticut.

Lynn Reiser es autora de varios libros infantiles aclamados, entre ellos los libros bilingÜes Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret; Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas; y The Lost Ball/La pelota perdida. Lynn Reiser vive en Connecticut.

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