Friday, October 26, 2012

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley - ADVISABLE

Tarpley, Todd and Marc Brown Ten Tiny Toes. 32 pgs. Little, Brown and Company, 2012. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.

Follows little babies and their ten tiny toes as they grow up from kissable newborns, to toddlers, to children who can ride bikes and skate, to parents themselves.

I admit it - this one made me tear up the first few times I read it aloud to my toddler, and she enjoys seeing what all the different babies are doing. The collage-like illustrations are colorful and lively, and the rhyming text has a nice rhythm, which is only occasionally thrown off by the awkward wording used to achieve said rhymes and rhythm. Seems geared more toward sentimental adults than practical children, but still a lovely bedtime story and one that can open up a discussion about babyhood, growing up, and the possibility that these children will one day become parents themselves.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Caryn.

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