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Ten tiny babies
2008
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Ten silly noises come from ten lively babies as they jump, bounce, wiggle, and dance their way through a very boisterous day before settling down for a good night's rest. - (Baker & Taylor)

Babies from one to ten enjoy a bouncy, noisy, jiggly day until they are finally fast asleep at night. - (Baker & Taylor)

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silly, bouncy, noisy, cuddly, babies come to play all day until (yawn) bedtime. Sleep tight, babies. - (Simon and Schuster)

Author Biography

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com. - (Simon and Schuster)

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With hugs and tickles to point to, act out, and count, the author of Counting Kisses (2001) and Mommy Hugs (2006) creates another simple chanting rhyme for the very young child. Beginning with 1 tiny baby who starts to run. Along comes another . . . to have some fun, and following along through a day that ends with 8 cuddly babies putting on pj's, 9 drowsy babies who crawl to bed, and 10 babies fast asleep, the folk art collages, very colorful, will bring little ones back to the book over and over again. One delightful spread shows the 10 tiny feet of 5 babies, who are wriggling their toes; of course, little listeners and lookers will want to do the same. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews

Kicking off with "1 tiny baby starts to run" and ending with 10 sleeping babies tucked into their cribs, Katz (Princess Baby ) once again puts her kewpie doll crew through their paces, this time enumerating all the fun things that babies do, from toe wriggling and noisemaking to eating with abandon. Giggles, smiles (both angelic and ever-so-slightly mischievous) and wide-eyed wonder abound as the babies frolic and accumulate additional compadres in nursery-hued settings. "4 noisy babies bang and shout!/ Along comes another... to sing right out!" The second half of every couplet is split by a page turn, providing a gentle tease that encourages readers to flip the page and complete the rhyme. Ideally suited for read-aloud in both cadence and content, the book is a solid addition to Katz's extensive oeuvre of adorableness. Ages 1–5. (Sept.)

[Page 53]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

School Library Journal Reviews

PreS— Playful babies "spin," "bounce," and "hop" across the pages of this winsome counting book. The jaunty rhyme adds to the fun and anticipation: "5 jiggly babies wriggle their toes. Along comes another…." On the following page a sidebar reveals that the new friend "…wiggles her nose!" This youngster then joins in as "6 hungry babies sip and chew." Katz's gouache, colored-pencil, and collage illustrations feature her signature roundheaded characters. The backgrounds artfully combine complementary colors and patterns. After the multicultural chums splash in the tub and put on their pj's, they fall asleep in 10 cozy beds. A good choice for storytimes.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

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