Ten Tiny Toes

Caroline Jayne Church, Author
Caroline Jayne Church. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $8.99 (22p) ISBN 978-0-545-53601-1
Reviewed on: 11/25/2013
Release date: 01/07/2014
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Church aims to get readers up and moving with action-driven rhymes and a fuzzyheaded toddler who, along with his teddy bear, is happy to provide a demonstration. “Touch your toes,/ bend down low./ Touch your legs,/ up you go,” writes Church as boy and bear, drawn in her characteristic cartoon style, stand facing each other, smiling as they upright themselves. “Mouth, ears,/ eyes, nose,/ arms, belly, legs,/ ten tiny toes,” reads the book’s refrain. Brightly colored, lightly speckled back-drops keep the focus on this affectionate, rosy-cheeked twosome as they take readers on an enthusiastic tour of the body’s capabilities. Ages 3–up. (Jan.)
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