Synopses & Reviews
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 theyand#151;and the babies they belong toand#151;bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;This is aand#160;gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all youand#8217;ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again!and#160;Theand#160;luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of backgrounds are adorable, quirky, and trueand#160;to life, right down to the wrinkles, dimples, and pudges in their completely squishable arms, legs, and tummies.
and#8220;A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it.and#8221;
and#8212;School Library Journal
"Reading this picture book aloud to a child, even the most jaded among us may feel again the sheer miracle of our human existence. A+"
"This gently lilting read-aloud is just right for bedtime, or anytime your child could use a little extra comfort. Youand#8217;ll go ga-ga yourself over the adorable watercolors of babies around the world." --Parenting , September 2008
"Put two titans of kids' books together for the first time, and what do you get (besides the urge to shout, "What took you so long?")? The answer: an instant classic . . . there's real magic at work here."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes gently presents--but never preaches--a satisfying lesson about humanity and international harmony."--BookPage
"A standout for its beautiful simplicity, this picture-book collaboration between Fox and Oxenbury aims a message of diversity and tolerance at very young children. . . . Clusters of adorable mulitcultural babies from around the world toddle across the pages until just one child receives three kisses on the nose from her loving mom, a sweet gesture that parents will want to act out with their own children. A gentle, joyous offering."--Booklist, starred review
"Fox's lilting verse just has to be read aloud, and preschoolers will quickly pick up on and join in on the anticipated refrain. Oxenbury's spacious illustrations, featuring her irresistible round-headed tots (and, of course, plenty of chubby baby digits), emphasize the babies' differences and will engage even the youngest listeners in the on-page action."--The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
"In 'Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,' two beloved picture-book creators and#151; the storyteller Mem Fox and the artist Helen Oxenbury and#151; merge their talents in a winsome look at babies around the world."and#151;The New York Times Book Review
"A witty and winsome look at babies around the world that has a toe-tapping refrain: the words sound easy and familiar, as though they have been handed down to children forever. And the story ends with a pitch-perfect moment: one little baby who is 'mine, all mine.' "--The New York Times Book Review, Notable Children's Books of 2008
"'Light as air and sweet as honey' might be a way to describe this delectable confection about babies, here, there and everywhere."--The Globe and Mail
Wichita Eagle, Great Gift Recommendations 2008
and#8220;Blonde top-knots, springy black curls, haystack red straw and sleek black hair surround smiling, frowning, sneezing or contemplative baby faces. Anyone who has ever tweaked a little piggy will quickly start chanting the infectious refrain from this 'digital' romp.and#8221; --Washington Post Book World,
September 7, 2008
A fresh redesign of a twenty-year bestselling favorite about the wonders of nature, gravity, tides, and migration, as well as the preciousness of lifeand#8212;the perfect gift for baby showers, and expecting parents.
A newly designed book and CD of a beloved classic. Debra Frasierand#8217;s simple words and radiant collages celebrate the earth and extend an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, On the Day You Were Born affirms the special place each child holds in the world. This luminous new edition includes a note from the author, a refreshed design, and a musical CD with a reading of the story.
A perennial best-selling favorite about the wonders of nature, gravity, tides, and migration, as well as the welcome of a new baby. This edition now includes a fresh redesign; a CD with a reading by the author and an original musical composition; and additional content that offers creative ways for families to celebrate their childand#8217;s arrival. The perfect gift for baby showers and expectant parents.
A modern nursery rhyme about the things babies everywhere have in common
In simple words and radiant collages, Debra Frasier celebrates the natural miracles of the earth and extends an exuberant welcome to each member of our human family. Accompanied by a detailed glossary explaining such natural phenomena as gravity, tides, and migration, this is an unforgettable book. and#8220;A book filled with reverence for the natural order of the world and the place of the individual in it.and#8221;--School Library Journal
A joyous companion to the bestsellingand#160;On the Day You Were Born
Welcome aboard our spinning Earth as it travels on its immense journey around the Sun. Bring a bowl--and come along! Help collect the ingredients for a cake as big as a year, and see how every circle around the Sun . . . equals one
. One what? One birthday cake!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;For fifteen years, On the Day You Were Born
has been the classic book to welcome new babies into the world. Now, this jubilant companion celebrates every year thereafter in the life of a child--and of our great green planet Earth.and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes delicious cake and frosting recipes, explanations of how the years are marked in nature, and a section called "How many days to your birthday?" so kids can actually find their own special day.
Open this book and walk along the ocean shore. If you look carefully, you might find all kinds of things. Some--like shells and sea glass--will be small enough to fit in your hand. Others--like the sun and the sky and the waves--will be too big to carry home. But no matter what your journey holds, youand#8217;ll soon discover that looking for the oceanand#8217;s treasures can be as important as finding them.
The modern classic On the Day You Were Born is now available with a musical CD.
Debra Frasier's modern classic On the Day You Were Born
has been welcoming babies into the world for more than a decade--and has sold over a million copies. Now this favorite hardcover book comes to life with a musical CD featuring an original composition by Matthew Smith to accompany the author's moving narration.
The spinning earth, the glowing moon, the rising tides--each natural wonder appears in an evocative instrumental arrangement that makes for a moving and memorable gift, perfect to celebrate the arrival of every new baby.
Debra Frasier's On the Day You Were Born
has been loved by more than a million families since its publication ten years ago. Now parents can extend the celebration of their child's birth with this easy-to-use photo journal inspired by that modern classic. By simply adding eight photographs, a few details--and a lot of love--they can create a wonderful book to read with their child about their first day together.
Step right up for a theatrical extravaganza!
The kids from
Debra Frasier's Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaste
r are back! This time they're putting on a neighborhood play starring the world's most astounding combination of atoms--H20! Filled to the brim with scientifically accurate facts about water and water conservation, here is one wet-and-wild celebration you won't want to miss.
A riotous vocabulary calamity!
Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe:
a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster:
an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph:
a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.
The Spanish-language edition of On the Day You Were Born.
About the Author
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes,andnbsp;Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.HELEN OXENBURY is the world-class illustrator of dozens of beloved picture books, includingandnbsp;Michael Rosenand#39;s Weand#39;re Going on a Bear Hunt, Phyllis Rootand#39;s Big Momma Makes the World,andnbsp;which wonandnbsp;the Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award, and her own Tom and Pippo series. She lives in London, England.