Kids Book Review: Ten Little Beasties

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kids_book_review_ten_beastiesTen Little Beasties
Roaring Brook Press/Raincoast Books
Age 3-5
32 pages
by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:


If there’s one thing beasties love to do, it’s dance! When one little beastie is joined by two little, three little, and more little beasties, we count UP until there’s a party on the page. But when one of the little beastie starts trouble, it’s time to start counting DOWN.



Kids will love this monsterish take of the Ten Little Indians tune. Ten Little Beasties has you singing along as you count up from one to ten and then back down again. The wild beasties are more like African art versus actual scary animals, making it approachable for little kids. Based on the tune, kids will know instinictively the number of beasts on each page but they’ll enjoy counting them just the same. And since some of the beasties are off the page, counting can be a bit of a (fun) challenge for older kids.

For added fun, Rebecca Emberley recorded a fun, funky audio version of the book. Visit www.mackids.com to take a listen, read and sing along. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sining along.

You can add Ten Little Beasties to your personal library by visiting your local book store or visiting Raincoast Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Crystal at Raincoast Books for my review copy.

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