TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler

TEN IN THE DEN

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Age Range: 2 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Butler pictures ten woodland animals snuggled cozily in a den—until the little mouse squeaks, “Roll over! Roll over!” One by one, the friends roll over and find themselves tumbling right out of the den and gently down the hill: “Rabbit fell out. Floppetty, hoppetty, bump!” Mole, beaver, badger, porcupine, raccoon, fox, squirrel and bear all follow suit. But when the mouse finally finds himself with all the room in the den, he realizes that he misses his friends. So he scampers down the hill and joins them as they all snuggle together and fall asleep. Sweet, softly colored illustrations make this a perfect bedtime book, especially since the animals are reminiscent of beloved stuffed toys. A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-56145-344-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Peachtree
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




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