TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey

TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS

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Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack.

“Ten little fingers, one hand…two. / Two small hands belong to you!” The toddlers spy a cake and want to gobble it all up. One little white tot with a mop of curly blonde hair eagerly points one finger to the treat. An East-Asian youngster (judging by haircut) taps two fingers on an empty plate, clearly indicating where this cake should go. “Three little fingers pinch a bite. / Four little fingers squish it tight.” Counting from one to 10, the toddlers finish their snack (spilling some milk in the process, of course), but after 10 fingers clap in celebration…it’s time for more! With one tiny finger in the air and an impish grin, a brown-skinned mite with two fuzzy black pigtails pleads one more piece. There’s plenty of opportunity for interaction and cuddles as Dempsey encourages readers to “Count each finger one by one” and then kiss them when they’re done. Multiethnic, round-headed, chubby-handed babies want more, more, more.

Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)

Pub Date: July 5th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4998-0229-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little Bee
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2016




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