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Ten little fingers, two small hands
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Toddlers enjoy delicious treats as they help the reader learn to count to ten. - (Baker & Taylor)

Count each little finger one by one in this sweet picture book.

Ten little fingers, one hand . . . two.
Two small hands belong to you!

Join a group of toddlers as they enjoy delicious treats, and count one by one as one little finger points to cake, two little fingers tap a plate, three little fingers pinch a bite, and four little fingers squish it tight! But one piece just isn't enough—they want more! When they’re done, a parent cleans and kisses "two small hands on one small you!" - (Simon and Schuster)

Author Biography

Kristy Dempsey is a children's book author and a Preschool-12th grade librarian at The American School of Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Her books include ME WITH YOU (Philomel), SURFER CHICK (Abrams), the Golden Kite Award-winning A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT (Philomel)—all of which have received starred reviews—and two upcoming picture books with Bloomsbury and Knopf. Visit her online at

Jane Massey is a children's book illustrator who lives on the south coast of England. She has created adorable baby characters for publishers all over the world. Visit her online at - (Simon and Schuster)

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Booklist Reviews

If there's one thing that toddlers love to do, it's watching other kids. They will have plenty of opportunities in this cheerful picture book, where a typical page features a single child doing something with his hands: playing with food, shaking a maraca, or giving a hug. The child-care setting offers many opportunities to show everyday activities, which Dempsey lays out in simple, rhyming verses with a counting theme and a lightly narrative thread: "One little finger points to cake. / Two little fingers tap a plate. / Three little fingers pinch a bit. / Four little fingers squish it tight." Brightened with colorful washes, Massey's simple, large-scale pencil drawings depict a diverse cast of amiable young kids who explore what's around them in playful ways: tipping a cup of water, smooshing a bit of cake, and asking for more . . . "Please!" For children who are ready, this can be a counting book. For younger ones, it's an upbeat picture book that showcases kids doing interesting things. Fun for reading aloud. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews

Fingers features several toddlers playing and eating cake, exploring--and counting--what they can achieve with their hands. Toes follows more tykes, this time highlighting what little feet do during the day. The consonant-laden, rhythmic texts ("Ten toes curl, ten toes tap. / Ten toes peek out from a nap") make for good read-alouds; the warm illustrations feature diverse groups of tots. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews

Toddler-PreS—This ode to delightfully dimpled hands is the stuff laptime snuggles are made of. A simple rhyming text describes toddlers' hands as little ones play, wait for treats, eat, and clean up. The fresh, child-friendly illustrations are spot-on. Adults will appreciate the easy to read verses like "One last bite, then arms up high!/Wash two hands and pat them dry." Little listeners will be comforted by the familiar scenarios and are sure to recognize themselves in the group of diverse faces. The simple finger-counting framework facilitates learning numbers without detracting from the appeal. VERDICT A solid choice. Purchase this hardcover edition, or wait for the board book so it can be zealously enjoyed by two small hands.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH

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