Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

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Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Published: Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780152060572
Branch Call Number: E FOX
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,25 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen - Illustrator


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DBRL_JessicaM Sep 17, 2018

Such a fun one to read!

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FPL_Suzanne Dec 18, 2019

A sweet picture book that transcends borders. No matter where a baby is born, "as everyone knows" they have ten little fingers and ten little toes.

Nov 25, 2019

Perfect for babies and toddlers, Mem Fox's rhymes and Oxenburry's illustrations make this a joy to read.

Sep 30, 2019

It's a really cute book. My daughter is 18 months old and really likes this one. She is right at the age where she is showing a lot of interest in "counting" her own toes, "Da, da, deh, duh, dive!". She especially loves the page that shows all the fingers and toes close up so we can count them together.

I'm not usually a "hyper progressive" type of person, but even I am a little bit bothered by the phrasing used in this book, "... and all of these babies, as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes!". I mean, I genuinely do understand that probably less than 1% of 1% of babies have missing digits, but when I read this book it still kinda feels like lying.

VaughanPLTiziana Aug 09, 2019

Cute picture book for baby storytime. I liked the rhymes. Great message that despite our differences, we are the same.

DBRL_JessicaM Sep 17, 2018

Such a fun one to read!

Jul 29, 2018

This is one of those books that every child should have read to them repeatedly! It's easy to follow and well illustrated with clear pictures for a small child. It shows everyone's parts all the same no matter color/race, so a child can learn - we are all the same. I'm not sure I've ever seen a better way to explain that concept to a young child than is presented in this book.

Kirsten_Library Feb 08, 2018

Sweet, rhythmic book which which shows babies of all cultures and all skin tones in a matter of fact way, just as part of the story. A babytime favourite.

JuliaO_KCMO Feb 23, 2017

An adorable rhyme that just rolls out of the mouth, and great opportunity for some concrete learning in storytime (parents touching baby's fingers and toes when the line comes up). The book's impact gets diminished a bit by the simple fact that not all children have ten fingers and ten toes. Plus one factual error that bugs me every time -- penguins and Inuit children don't live in the same place.

VaughanPLKasey Nov 15, 2016

Unpopular opinion: I'm always uncomfortable with books like this, which straight-up claim that *all* babies have ten fingers and toes (or whatever else). Some babies don't, and while it's fine to talk about ten fingers and toes, I don't like pretending that "everyone knows" that all babies are the same, when they're not.

Mariangela_S Feb 11, 2016

Play and tickle your baby with this fun little book! Great for teaching body parts too.

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Apr 18, 2011

"And both of these babies, as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes."


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