Item description for Ten Little Rabbits by Virginia Grossman, Chronicle Books & Sylvia Long...
Overview A counting rhyme with illustrations of rabbits in Native American costume, depicting traditional customs such as rain dances, hunting, and smoke signals
Publishers Description Weaving, fishing, and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates Native American traditions as it teaches young children to count from one to ten. The book's whimsical illustrations, reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, glow with brilliant color and are filled with fascinating detail. Each number introduces a facet of traditional Native American culture, such as Pueblo corn dances or Navajo weaving, and the simple, rhyming text is enhanced by a brief afterword on Native American customs. Ideal for storytime or bedtime, this is a book sure to leave children counting rabbits instead of sheep.
Citations And Professional Reviews Ten Little Rabbits by Virginia Grossman, Chronicle Books & Sylvia Long has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 04/17/1995
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Studio: Chronicle Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 9.76" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1995
Publisher Chronicle Books
ISBN 0811810577 ISBN13 9780811810579 UPC 765145010573
Availability 0 units.
More About Virginia Grossman, Chronicle Books & Sylvia Long
Virginia Grossman is a resident of Washington State. Ten Little Rabbits is her first children's book. Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona. Read more about Sylvia's illustrating process.
Virginia Grossman currently resides in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ten Little Rabbits?
Beautiful Book Mar 25, 2008
I love this book. The illustrations are gorgeous. Its a great introduction to various Native American tribes, and a lovely counting book. One of my favorites.
Ten Little Rabbits Sep 28, 2007
These books were purchased for the opening of a new kindergarten on the Pine Ridge (Sioux) Indian Reservation in So. Dakota. I was told by the children's teacher they are thrilled with the books, particularly as the heroes and heroines are children who look the same as they do, show knowledge of the same culture and share the same mythology. Providing these children with a positive self-image from day one of their school experience will reap future rewards through a love of reading.
Inappropriate Reading Material for Children Dec 7, 2005
After reading the children's book "Ten Little Rabbits" I was completely appalled by how this book portrayed Native Americans. The fact that they chose rabbits to represent Native American children, is racist in itself, Native Americans are people not animals. The book lumps ten different tribes into one. If a child picked up the book "Ten Little Rabbits" they would never know that there were different tribes portrayed. This book could be used as a learning experience for children teaching them about how they can be critical readers. In order to do this it would be necessary to point out and discuss possible misconceptions and stereotypes that one could develop through reading this book. From a concerned Graduate Student in Early Childhood Education.
Ten Little Rabbits Oct 4, 2003
This was OUR bedtime book for both of my boys when they were very little. We knew it by heart and could chant the text at times of stress to calm them down. WE/I love this book. Just read it again to my 8 year old and am going to buy it for my 2 month old nephew!
A beautiful Counting book Dec 9, 2002
Having Native American children I am always looking for books for them. I purchased this for my 18 month old (hard cover version). He loves to look at it. He will pull it out at least once a day to look at it. I've even noticed his 8 year old brother sneaking a peek more than once. I love the vibrant, without being bright, illustrations. They are intracate yet simple. The rabbits are adorable. The book starts with one rabbit and continues through to 10. The rabbits are in Native American regalia and doing traditional Native activites