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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Board Book - Mem Fox

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Board Book

By: Mem Fox , Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)

Board Book Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9780143503583
Number Of Pages: 38
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old

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As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes . . .

From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here is a celebration of babies and the joy they bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!

'This is a perfect read-aloud picture book . . . full of warmth and appeal. It was a joy to read and a pleasure to hold.'

Margaret Hamilton, Bookseller and Publisher

About The Author

Mem Fox has written over 25 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.

Mem's recent books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair and A Giraffe in the Bath. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

About The Illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators in the world. Her numerous books for children include the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and one of the best-loved picture books of all time We're Going on a Bear Hunt written by Michael Rosen. She lives in London, England.


Just amazing!


I actually had to stop half way through as I was reading this book to my son, with a lump in my throat. Such a simple and yet so deep and powerful message, bonding us all as one.



ten little fingers and ten little toes :)


Perfect for new grandson , can just see his Mum (daughter) reading it to him



I always buy this as a baby shower gift,


Easy to read big pictures lovely to give and receive

Queensland Australia


Love, love, love this book


Such a beautiful book, enjoyed by parents and children alike.

Victoria Australia


My go to gift for first time Mums!


Convient size for posting.



a book fit for a prince


my gosh this book is popular but i guess that's what you get when you send it to a prince. great book i have a great many of Mem's books and love them all i am very pleased to add this to my collection the book is well made and will take many reading to my 10 little fingered and 10 little toed monster



A beautiful story


A wonderful book to read everyday. The board book is great for younger readers to help with turning the pages. My little one loves this story.

Gold Coast


A must read for babies and toddlers!


My 6 month old loves this book! It has a beautiful rhythm and rhyme to it and the pictures are so cute. A classic Mem Fox must-have in baby's book collection.

Sydney, AU


Great Read!


The first two pages were printed upside down!!! Fortunately my boy is too young to notice but really disappointing as its a great book.



Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Board Book

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ISBN: 9780143503583
ISBN-10: 0143503588
Audience: Children
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
For Grades: PS - K
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 38
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 18.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 18.8
Edition Number: 1

Mem Fox

About the Author

Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloe, happily ever after.

Mem Fox is Australia's most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children's book ever in Australia, with sales of over three and a half million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah's list of the twenty best children's books of all time.

Mem has written over thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children. Her book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was on the New York Times bestseller lists for 16 weeks in 2008/2009.

Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide (Australia), where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.

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