Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

By Mem Fox

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes!

“Delightfully exuberant, this is a simple, glorious celebration of the differences and similarities between babies the world over” Observer The perfect gift for a new arrival, this is the best-loved baby book from Mex Fox and Helen Oxenbury, illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes – to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents… With a gently rhyming text and delightfully exuberant illustration, this glorious celebration of babies the world over is a book to treasure.

Categories: Books for Babies

For readers aged: 1+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406319569
  • Published: 03 Aug 2009
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 235 x 273 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Delightfully exuberant and endearingly sentimental, this is a simple, glorious celebration of the differences and similarities between babies the world over.' Observer

'An instant classic ... there's real magic at work here.' Publisher's Weekly

'“It's a true celebration of diversity that will engage parents and children alike.”' Evening Standard

'“My daughter who is 3 absolutely loved this book! The illustrations are beautiful and it was a great book for us to discuss how our family and friends may all be different in some ways but the same in others.”' Toppsta

'“A brilliant interactive book which makes the babies laugh out loud. Highly recommended.”' Toppsta

' “I am not surprised to learn that this book is celebrating it's 10th anniversary as it is a true classic. It has beautiful illustrations and is written really well - simple with a lot of repetition.”' Toppsta

'“The winning combination of gentle text and beautiful watercolour illustrations by the critically acclaimed illustrator Helen Oxenbury means that this is a book that will be read over and over again - and loved by children and parents alike.” ' Counsel

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