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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes - to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents With Mem Fox's gently rhyming text illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, best loved as the illustrator of the classic nursery join-in picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt , Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes will fast become the essential book for baby playtime - and the perfect gift for a new arrival! Please sign in to write a review. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details.
It is about babies, who, although they are from around the world, all share the common trait of having the same number of digits. Ten Little Fingers has been commended for its positive treatment of racial diversity. A review by The New York Times stated "two beloved picture-book creators — the storyteller Mem Fox and the artist Helen Oxenbury — merge their talents in a winsome look at babies around the world. The answer: an instant classic. The Horn Book Magazine referred to it as a " love song" and concluded "Snuggle up with your favorite baby and kiss those fingers and toes to both your hearts' content. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes gently presents—but never preaches—a satisfying lesson about humanity and international harmony.
From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here 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! Mem Fox. Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic , which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant. Mem's books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep? She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Helen Oxenbury.