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Review: Books for Babies-Ten Tiny Toes


 

Baby time books

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley, Illustrated by Marc Brown

Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

September 4th 2012

  I am very picky when it come to books I share during my baby time programs at the Library. I was delighted when I opened Ten Tiny Toes. Yes, it’s as sweet as it sounds. Is there anything better than the tiny toes of a baby?

” They kicked and they crawled,

they dangles and danced,

they wiggled and wriggled

they preened and they pranced”

   The simple story follows little ones as they grow through the years. The fact that in the end the book comes full circle will delight parents. Marc Brown has done a wonderful job with the illustrations. Large images grace every page and are full of texture. The perfect length for sharing during story time or a quiet moment at home; Ten Tiny Toes is one to buy for your home library and would make a fabulous baby gift.


You can take the experience one step further by adding a simple rhyme either before or after your read. This Little Piggy or This Little Cow are always favourites.

This little cow eats grass;
(Wiggle baby’s big toe)

This little cow eats hay;
(Wiggle baby’s second toe)

This little cow drinks water;
(Wiggle baby’s third toe)

This little cow runs away;
(Wiggle baby’s fourth toe)

This little cow does nothing
But laze around all day;
(Wiggle baby’s little toe)

We’ll tickle, tickle, tickle her
Because she lazes around all day.
(Tickle baby from top to bottom!)

 



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