Synopses & Reviews
Baby's bedtime is more cuddly than ever!
Tired little eyes,
ready now for bed,
Tired little everything,
By the end of a busy day, little knees are tired from crawling, little arms are tired from stretchingeven little lips are tired from blowing kisses. But with the help of gentle verse, and art as sweet as a bedtime lullaby, tired little eyes will quickly give way to sleep.
Shhh . . .
"This gently lilting read-aloud is just right for bedtime, or anytime your child could use a little extra comfort. You'll go ga-ga yourself over the adorable watercolors of babies around the world." Parenting
"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 the storyteller Mem Fox and the artist Helen Oxenbury merge their talents in a winsome look at babies around the world." 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
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.
In their first-ever collaboration, two of today's most gifted picture book creators deliver a gorgeously simple book that celebrates baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they — and the babies they belong to — bring to everyone.
A global celebration of adorable baby fingers and baby toesand#8212;now available in a lap board book edition. Born in the hills or in a town, in a tent or on the ice, these babies from across the globe all have one thing in commonand#8212;adorable fingers and toes. But one little baby has something only its mother can give.
A modern nursery rhyme about the things that babies everywhere have in common, now available in a Spanish/English bilingual board book edition.
"There was one little baby / who was born far away. / And another who was born / on the very next day. / And both of these babies, / as everyone knows, / had ten little fingers / and ten little toes." No matter which part of the world a baby comes fromand#8212;born on the ice or in a tentand#8212;that baby has and#8220;ten little fingers / and ten little toes,and#8221; the pleasing refrain of this wonderful, rhyming tribute to the chubby, sweet universality of babies of all colors. Helen Oxenburyand#8217;s soft, rounded babies are captured perfectly in soft, rounded watercolors.
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 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 tender collection of endearments for children the world over. All over the world, people express their love for their children through endearments, such as and#8220;sweetie pieand#8221; or and#8220;peanut.and#8221; A child might be called little angel, angelito, in Spanish or precious, bao bei, in Chinese or my sweet little moon, mera chanda, in Hindi.
Little Treasures offers a wealth of endearments in fourteen languages to share with your own beloved poppet and petit chou. and#160;
This beloved poem by Langston Hughes, in picture-book form for the first time and illustrated by the award-winning Sean Qualls, is an irresistible celebration of poetry and the love between mother and baby.
and#8220;My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The award-winning illustrator Sean Quallsand#8217;s painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. In the end, readers will find a rare photo of baby Hughes and his mother, a biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.
A modern nursery rhyme about the things babies everywhere have in common.
About the Author
This book began when Jacqueline K. Ogburn heard a friend call his children by German endearments.and#160;and#160;Years later, with the help of many friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers, that fascination has resulted in Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World.and#160; Ms. Ogburn is also the author of nine other picture books, including A Dignity of Dragons and The Bake Shop Ghost. She lives in Durham, N.C. with her husband andand#160;their two chicklets, Claire and Emily.and#160;
Chris Raschka, writer, illustrator and trained violist is one of the countryand#8217;s top childrenand#8217;s book talents. His Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993 while his Hello Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2005 . This is Chrisand#8217;s first picture book for Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.