Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
by Mem Fox (author) and Helen Oxenbury (illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 2 - 6
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (October 1, 2008)
Tomorrow, January 26, is Australia day. So, I just had to blog about Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little
Synopsis: As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!
This is a gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all you’ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again! The luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and true to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.
If you are American, you probably know Mem Fox by her book, Time for Bed. If you are Australian, then most definitely you know her by Possum Magic - one of my all time favorites. Her latest book, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,
Working in a Washington, DC children's book store regularly reminds me that I am not, in fact, an American. It's not really because people sometimes ask me if I am from Boston (please come back cute Australian accent!), but rather because of the books people