Ten Little FINGERS and Ten Little TOES

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Ten Little FINGERS and Ten Little TOES


"...Using rhyme and repetition, she has created a multicultural book about something all different babies have in common: ten little fingers and ten little toes. The same reassuring refrain follows after each pair of babies is introduced, like this first pair that opens the book: "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." Mem includes interesting words and phrases like eiderdown, sneezes and chills, and truly divine. Together, she and Helen Oxenbury-the queen of illustrating babies-capture the feeling shared by adults and babies alike, that there is something particularly captivating about those fingers and toes and something particularly lovable about all babies everywhere."

Baker, Isabel,M.A.T., M.L.S., and Miriam B. Schiffer M.F.A. "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes." YC Young Children, vol. 63, no. 5, 2008, pp. 42. ProQuest, https://www.lib.uwo.ca/cgi-bin/ezpauthn.cgi?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/197631195?accountid=15115.


Fox, Mem


Harcourt, Inc.


Oxenbury, Helen (illustrator)


Text © 1980 by Mem Fox, illustrations © 1980 by Helen Oxenbury



Fox, Mem , “Ten Little FINGERS and Ten Little TOES
,” FIMS Graduate Library Special Collections, accessed January 20, 2019, https://fimsgrc.omeka.net/items/show/447.