Item description for Ten, Nine, Eight (Caldecott Collection) by Molly Bang...
Overview Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
Publishers Description "This beguiling picture book, with a palette of eye-filling colors, appears to arise from the love binding a father and his little big' girl who turn bedtime into playtime with a rhyming game."--Publishers Weekly. "A loving book, perfect for sharing with the youngest lapsitters."--Booklist.
Citations And Professional Reviews Ten, Nine, Eight (Caldecott Collection) by Molly Bang has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1202
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1996 page 10
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Studio: Greenwillow Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.1" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 20, 1996
ISBN 0688149014 ISBN13 9780688149017 UPC 046594006998
Availability 0 units.
More About Molly Bang
Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California. Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.
Molly Bang currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ten, Nine, Eight (Caldecott Collection)?
MODERN CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOK May 31, 2008
I have bought many copies of Ten, Nine, Eight to give as baby gifts. I love this book. I have been a librarian for over thirty years. I am so glad that this one has stayed in print.
Goodnight book Apr 15, 2008
The more I read this book to my 2-year-old son, the more I like it. He liked it right away. It really is a peaceful "goodnight" book.
Wonderful book Dec 27, 2006
My children have this book memorized, and so do I. We recite it sometimes without the book as a going to bed poem.
It is a wonderful addition to any parent's repertoire. If you have a friend expecting, be the one to buy this book.
It's better than "Good Night, Moon" by about 78%, at least.
"Ten, Nine, Eight" Is Great! Jun 15, 2005
This book is on my entering-kindergartner's Summer Reading List and I can certainly understand its inclusion: good art and good story.
The drawings of father and child are just so sweet and endearing. My children can not get enough of it. Every night they want to put their little toes over the ones that are 'washed and warm' in the book. We count our window panes, and give kisses on 'cheeks and nose' too.
An excellent bedtime book. It is also the only book out of the 30 or so that we have read thus far, that made me say: darn I wish that I had run across this book alot earlier.
Definitely worth adding to the home library.
sleepy time Oct 26, 2004
This counting book uses tempera paints to create a warm inviting feeling as we watch a loving father put his daughter to bed. The book counts backwards in an almost hypnotic way sending the child to dreamland on a cold snowy night. The pride and love this father feels are beautifully shown in the illustrations. One almost feels as if they are intruding in on a magical bedtime ritual.
The illustrations are realistic in style showing detail in every picture. The colors are warm and dark to help the setting with a night time feel. Bang uses many patterns, as in the floral wallpaper and the rocky chair, but the pictures are not to busy or cluttered. If the illustrations are watched closely an underlying story of the cat can be seen as well. The reader might wonder where the missing shoe might have gone from under the bed on the number seven page. It is found on page five as the cat plays with it beside the rocking chair. It seems as if the cat is woken from its nap at the beginning of the story and has a little playtime before it retires to some other corner to continue with its sleep.
As a counting book Ten, Nine, Eight reinforces counting backwards. It can be a little confusing on the number nine page however. When counting the "friends" there is a horn that stands out but if the reader looks closely there is a small mouse on the dolls lap so there are actually ten objects in the picture. This could bewilder a small child trying to learn to count for themselves. Over all this is a wonderful book that would be a loving addition to any library to be shared with that special little sleepy child.