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Bestselling author Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce create an undersea counting book that's full of the same vivid imagery and fun story elements that have made their alphabet books so successful!It's an undersea countdown in the newest book by bestselling author Audrey Wood and her dynamic, digital-artist son, Bruce. Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful oBestselling author Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce create an undersea counting book that's full of the same vivid imagery and fun story elements that have made their alphabet books so successful!It's an undersea countdown in the newest book by bestselling author Audrey Wood and her dynamic, digital-artist son, Bruce. Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful ocean reef, one by one departing from the school for different reasons, eventually leaving one fellow all alone. What will he do? Along comes another, and that makes two! Soon he becomes a father and she becomes a mother--with ten little children of their own. The rhyming text helps readers go from one to ten and back again, and each illustration pops with all the color and depth of an underwater playground....

Title : Ten Little Fish
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ISBN : 9780439635691
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ten Little Fish Reviews

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-07 22:53

    I used 10 Little Fish as a participation story for a bilingual story time to celebrate Dr. Seuss/fish (the Dr. Seuss tale was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish). The story is brightly illustrated, almost like an animated film Pixar style. The repetitive, rhyming nature of the story helps build narrative skills and phonological awareness. Although the story goes from 10 fish to 1 and then increased back to 10 with the start of a family, I only had the kids help me count from 10 to 1. I clipped back the rest of the story to shorten it for the program.

  • Anna Nesterovich
    2019-02-17 16:44

    An unassuming little book. Very bright and colorful and well made, it nevertheless lacks inventiveness in the story and is not perfectly rhymed. Thus, it's certainly not the best book ever, but a good one to read with a toddler several times.

  • DeA
    2019-02-02 19:44

    A good counting book that has a surprise at the end. Great for children who can or can't read.

  • Kathrin
    2019-02-09 16:35

    I really like this counting book. Each page is clear with the words and pictures. It directly shows what each one means, and I like how the entire book rhymed. Children typically like fish, and I every page in this novel, had fish on it. The words are easy to read. The pages and the cover of the book is very colorful, which draws children to read it.

  • Alexis Munk
    2019-02-17 21:39

    These illustrations were very strange. It looked like they were a cartoon on tv. This would be a great book to use for math skills as well. I love the colors throughout this book. They are not colors you would typically see in a book.

  • Bethe
    2019-01-28 19:52

    solid counting down story about fish, rhyming text

  • Janis Kay
    2019-02-01 18:55

    Did this for storytime and the kids got into it (saying the numbers) after a little encouragement lol

  • Rahim Hython
    2019-01-29 16:59

    Ten Little Fish reminded me of Finding Nemo, probably because of the 3D art which is quite remarkable and very warm feeling. I personally think it would be a perfect counting for ages 0-8.

  • Hannah
    2019-02-15 23:42

    This book helps children learn to count by rhyming and and colorful illustrations.

  • Amy Holliday
    2019-02-08 23:36

    Comments on the Story:This story was cute, even though we are not supposed to comment about it like that. More importantly, the story rhymes all throughout which makes it very easy to listen and follow along and provides kids with a clue about what the next number will be. For example, nine little fish swimming round a crate, one goes in, and now there are EIGHT!! And, eight is easier to remember because it rhymes with crate. This is a very helpful tool. I liked the twist at the end of the story. It didn’t just end when there was one (i.e. the normal and then there were none) instead the one met another and they built back up to ten with a new family. So the story could be begun once more.Recommended Uses for the Book:This book’s pictures are fantastic so I would recommend using the pictures maybe the first time through the story. Then, this story would be great to use as a finger play where the children could learn to recite the words in the story as they lower their fingers down. It is also great when a book can be a finger-play because children will easily learn all the words to this book. As they grow older and look through the book that might help with word recognition because they already know what the words on the page are. This book would be useful in a library setting, especially as a finger-play and at home as well.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-01-25 16:57

    My son has grown up with Audrey, Don and Bruce Wood's books. They are a family of children's book authors and illustrators. He rediscovered them on his own in first grade and has read through his school library's collection. His most recent read was Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Bruce Wood.The book begins like most books with "ten little" in the title. There are ten fish in school and one goes away. Wash, rinse, repeat. Typically though at one, the remaining member either finds where the others have gone, as in Ten Little Lady Bugs ( or the other ones come back like in Ten Timid Ghosts ( Ten Little Fish is different, ending instead with the last fish finding a way to start a new school of fish.Of the Woods books I've read, Ten Little Fish is my least favorite. It's not the biology lesson that bothers me, it's more just a reaction to there being too many "Ten Little" books. I know counting books are popular with children; I see that in my own two. I know counting helps teach numeracy. But could we have eleven little? Or twenty little? Or binary little? Or something a little different? Please?

  • Jamie
    2019-01-21 19:48

    Ten little fish are swimming through the sea, and something keeps happening to one of the fish. Soon there is only one fish left. But not to fear! One fish soon becomes two, and then becomes a family of ten baby fish. This original twist on the often used structure for counting books makes for a great read, with bouncy phrases that kids will love.The artwork for this book greatly resembles something you would see in an animated film. The pictures were digitally created, allowing for a fantastic 3D look. The fish are all cheerful and have cute adorable bulging eyes. This clever counting book will entertain young children. This story is great for reading to a group of storytime kids. The children will love shouting out the next number of fish on the next page. Any water or fish themed craft would go wonderfully with this story.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-29 20:45

    Ten Little Fish is a wonderful book to use in so many ways. The extremely colorful and engaging illustrations are coupled perfectly with a simple plot line that touches multiple domains. I myself have used this book for multiple lesson plans. The illustrations also have a very real feel to them, with a 3d effect that makes them really pop off the page! The colors, social-emotional, numbers, and life cycle aspect all give this book a five star rating!Learning Extension:I would use this book for a fine-motor/counting activity. I would give the children laminated cutouts of the fish that have a hole in the center of them. Then we would read the book and string the fish on and off of a string as they disappear and reappear in the book.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-15 20:30

    This was one of my daughter's most requested bedtime and quiet-time stories.I have such wonderful memories of reading this clever, colorful counting book aloud as my little girl dozed-off with the glimmering, shimmering Fisher-Price Aquarium Night Light splashing soothingly along.Even more special are the "quiet-time" memories as her big brother read aloud and she chimed-in on her favorite words and phrases. I can still see them snuggled together with the awesome blue cover filled with fish as they so carefully yet excitedly turned each page.**sigh** I miss those cozy afternoons but treasure the memories!! Perhaps one day my kids will get a chance to share this lovely book with their OWN babies :)

  • Vivian
    2019-02-13 20:52

    You'll have the kids counting forward up to ten and backward down to one with this book filled with breathtaking colors."Ten little fish, swimming in a line. One dives down, and now there are..." (turn page)If sharing the story in a pre-school library story time, lead the children in a fishy song when the story is done.A Slippery Fish : (hear the tune and words here: -- This is a flannel board version.) Here is a version with actions: .

  • Ebookwormy1
    2019-02-14 22:48

    This fun counting book uses the formula of a rhyme that finishes each stanza with a word that becomes the first word in the next though. For example:"Ten little fish, swimming in a line,One dives down and now there are...Nine little fish, swimming 'round a crate,One goes in and now there are..."You get the idea. The authors are clever enough that the story doesn't seem burdened by the form. The illustrations are colorful and engaging, particularly to a child who loves fish.

  • Angela
    2019-01-27 19:53

    The story is told as a remade of '10 little pigs' but instead refer to fish. Fish illustrations remind me of Finding Nemo. It ends with a happy ending about finding love and settling down.This book could be incorporated into a lesson to allow students to make connection of items that we can count any object through the use of numbers. This book could also be incorporated to teach basic addition and subtraction by providing the students with word problems from the book.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-07 23:35

    I had to write a review for this book because the children in my preschool class absolutely ADORE IT! (Especially those between 2-3 years old.) They cannot get enough of the cute little fishies, the fun rhymes, and the entire story overall. Set to the same tune as the song "10 little monkeys (jumping on the bed)" it becomes quite easy for the kids to read along as we read this story over and over and over again.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-23 23:57

    This book works well as a counting book for kids. It lets them play along, as the number the fish are down to is not revealed until the next page. At first, it tells them 10 minus one fish is nine, but then they get to guess for the rest of the numbers. It also lets them guess what the female fish is if the male fish is a father. The words rhyme as well, so it has a singsong effect when read out loud. The pictures are wonderful!Ages 2-5

  • Benjamin Elliott
    2019-02-15 16:36

    It starts off as a straight counting story though the justification for how and why the fish are left behind is pretty weak for a lot of them. Then, it suddenly takes a sharp turn and you have this new revelation that returns you to the beginning and requires some explanation. The way the prose leads into the next page is clever, but I would not buy this book for my kids or have it in my own classroom.

  • Diana Thomsen
    2019-01-27 16:34

    This book was fun! The illustrations were bright and colorful, with a rhyme sequence that made it easy for kids to guess the number even when they weren't actually able to count backwards. I thought the ending was creative, clever, and leads to a very nice circular story (think "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie") where it could restart itself over and over again...kinda like nature and life in general. And my storytime kids loved it as part of my storytime about fish, so it's a keeper!

  • Tricia
    2019-02-12 18:37

    I'm a fanatic for Audrey Wood, whether the work is a result of a colloboration with husband Don or son Bruce. Concept books sometimes translate into a poor storytime selection (boring!) but in this case, counting down is entertaining thanks to appealing illustrations and amusing simple rhyming text. Cute choice for preschool fish storytime or anytime!

  • Michelle
    2019-02-11 21:39

    I thought it was a bit sad with how the fish went away (you know most of them got eaten or something!) but my young kids didn't get that part so they found the book cute and fun. It's not like the 10 little ladybug book where you see them all together at a party at the end. In this book, the way to get more fish together is to have babies...

  • Valerie
    2019-02-01 20:54

    From 10 to 1, this creative counting book features a school of colorful computer gererated fish as they gradually disappear from readers' view. Each page has a rhyme that is completed on the next page. After the author counts down to 1, she quickly brings the number back up again, as the final fish finds a mate and they have 10 little babies.

  • Ina
    2019-01-28 19:38

    This is a fun counting book with big beautiful illustrations. Nice real aloud, even with a large group because of the illustrations. One by one the line of fishes gets shorter, until there is only one left...then there are two, who fall in love and then start a family...of ten little fishes.

  • Brenda Pritchard
    2019-01-27 15:38

    toddler-->preschool story time; print motivation, letter knowledge, vocabulary building;This is a rhyming book that counts down. Ten little fish are swimming and one dives down, now there are __?

  • Dona
    2019-02-08 16:39

    This is an adorable book. The colors are vibrant and the fish are so cute and full of character. A great way to teach counting to a young child and a great way to work on rhyming too. The Woods seldom disappoint and this book is a winner as far as I'm concerned.

  • Danielle Desmarais
    2019-02-17 19:37

    -Counting and rhyminging book that follows a very cute story. Very colorful illustrations and parts children can read along. (Content book)-Would be fun to read with a K/1st grade class and eventually let them read individually.

  • Edna
    2019-02-11 21:53

    Counting down was fun until the end where the authors make the last fish fall in love with another fish and become parents (!). Where'd that come from? The illustrations have the feel of movie animation frames - this book is not my cup of tea. (4-8 yrs)

  • Rebecca Snodgrass
    2019-01-30 21:45

    Super cute book for a Kindergartener learning to count and read about numbers. The rhyming had me reading it like a song and it was actually fun to read. The colors are very bright to keep your interest as well.