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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Fox, Mem, 1946-

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Rhyming text compares babies who, although born in different places and in different circumstances, each have ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2008
ISBN: 9780547366203
Branch Call Number: J PIC F
Characteristics: [40] p. : col. ill. ; 18 x 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen Illustrator


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Nov 30, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is about babies all over the world with different skin color and different living situations, but who all have one thing in common--ten little fingers and ten little toes.

The concept of this book is adorable and admirable. I would like to see more picture books with children of all different colors included. Babies should be exposed to this from the very beginning to learn that skin color means absolutely nothing. The babies in this book were so cute, they made me smile.

My only negative comment is, this book, while applauding racial diversity, does not include disabled children. Not all babies are born with ten little fingers and ten little toes. A truly diverse book would include them as well.

Still a good book with a good message. I recommend for reading to those younger than school age.

Even though this book is for children, it is geographically incorrect. Inuit and pengins do not live on the same sheet of ice!

this is a delightful book - I shared it with a group of 2 years olds - they loved it - especially the kisses at the end ! (blown of course !) they returned them ! lovely text and lovely illustrations.

Has been a favourite since my baby boy was 6 months old! He is now 9 months and still wants to read it 2x back to back. Great repetition and rhymes and wonderful pictures.

Jul 16, 2012
  • ryanhe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

too easy for me

Nov 23, 2011
  • dulce27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My baby enjoyed the rhyming and repetition and I enjoyed the sweet message that no matter what a baby looks like or where they are born, they've all got ten little fingers, and ten little toes. I dole out the three little kisses at the end and my baby loves it even more!

Apr 18, 2011
  • Ryker10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books to read to my little one. It teaches diversity among babies and connects us by our ten fingers and ten toes. The artwork and beautiful. I read this book every night to my baby. He loves the artwork. It is a great bonding book.

Mar 13, 2011
  • donkeymitts rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

My daughter looooves this one. (age = just under 2)

Jan 19, 2011
  • bibliovore rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is my 20-month-old son's favorite book right now. We read it together several times a day. I love the diversity in the characters, the vivid illustrations, the simple yet engaging text. He loves the end! Highly recommended for toddler storytime.

Jul 09, 2010
  • Nonfyction rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Heard Mem Fox on the radio talking about this title. It's an award winner in Italy of all places! and no wonder, it's a wonderful book. A classic for all babies and toddlers.


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Nov 30, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 18, 2011
  • Ryker10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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