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Book Title: Ten In The Den|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 880 KB
v The author of the book: John Butler
Edition: Peachtree Pub Ltd (J)
Date of issue: July 30th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781561453443
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Read full description of the books Ten In The Den:Title: Ten In The Den
Author: John Butler
Genre: Counting book
Theme(s): Animals, numbers, sounds, friendship
Opening line/sentence: “There were ten in the den and the little mouse said, “Roll over! Roll over!” So they all rolled over and…”
Brief Book Summary: There are ten animal friends in the den, and one-by-one they roll out onto the grass. Each friend rolls out, so the number decreases from 10 to 1. When there is one animal friend left, he realizes he misses his friends so he rolls outside and snuggles with them all under the moon.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Lisa Nuss (Kutztown University Book Review, Spring 2007)
“This book provides a new take on the classic children’s rhyme, Ten in the Bed. The countdown begins when the little mouse tells his nine other friends to roll over. One by one they all tumble out of the den and down the hill until Little Mouse is all alone and realizes he really does want to be with his friends. This is a cute and clever adaptation of Ten in the Bed. Butler’s illustrations of cute and cuddly baby animals make this a great bedtime story. It could also be used with an early math lesson to teach counting backwards from ten or basic subtraction. The variation between full-page illustrations when they’re in the den and the panels/circles when tumbling down the hill help to move the rhyme along. Highly recommended for young children.”
Professional Recommendation/Review #2:
(5) PS Whenever a little mouse says, "Roll over! Roll over!" his nine friends do, and one by one they roll out of the den. Left alone, the mouse realizes he misses his companions and joins them. This adaptation of the old rhyme lacks the cadence of the original, and although the fuzzy pastel-colored animals are cute, their expressions are wooden.
Response to Two Professional Reviews: I agree with the first review as I think the illustrations of the animals create the imagery of an appropriate bedtime story. I think this book is a great twist on the common “Monkeys on the Bed” and would recommend it for young children. I disagree with the Horn Book review on the lack of cadence in the story, and the wooden expressions on the animals. I think the cadence is apparent throughout the story and the animals’ expressions are appropriate and effective for the plot.
Evaluation of Literary Elements: The plot of the story is similar to the original “Monkeys on the Bed” although it does differ in characters. The style of the story is appealing to young readers as it is easy to follow and allows for reader involvement (“roll over!”). The gentle tone of the text tied in with the pastel-colored illustrations makes this book a great one for a bedtime story.
Consideration of Instructional Application: Even though I said that this book would make a great bedtime story, I think it can be used in the classroom too. This book can be used to teach counting backwards in a math class, for example, or can show how to make predictions of what will happen next in a reading class. For the more kinesthetic learners, this story can also be “acted out” in a simple way which will keep the students engaged, while learning how to count backwards!
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