Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

Audrey Wood is the teller of classic children's stories like the Napping House and The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. The story of Ten Little Fish is a creative counting book that combines simple rhymes and beautiful computer generated drawings of colourful fish that have almost a 3D quality to them. The book starts with 10 little fish, swimming in a line and gradually counts down until there is just one lonely fish left behind. This fish meets another fish and soon they have 10 little baby fish who swim in a line.
Older preschool children seem really curious about where the ten new little fish come from (which can be a little awkward in the context of a therapy session) but younger children just enjoy the rhymes and pointing to the colourful fish. It's a fun and simple counting book that seems to appeal to little children - the fact that each fish has a kind of "Nemo-like" quality to them probably adds to the appeal. Where to Buy: Ten Little Fish can be found at most children's bookstores and is of course widely available through on line retailers.

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