10 small toes all washed and warm... 9 soft friends in a quiet room...
In this rhythmic, reverse counting book, a young girl and her father make a game out of getting ready for bed. Paying careful attention to such nightly rituals as bath time, dressing, and all-important good-night kisses, they gently count down to the warm and welcoming "1 big girl all ready for bed,"a sentiment even the most persistent sleep-evader will find hard to resist, except to request a second reading.
A Caldecott Honor Book, this reassuring bedtime story by favorite author/illustrator Molly Bang is filled with soothing rhymes and lovely, full-color illustrations.
Praise for Ten, Nine, Eight
"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