1 Smile, 10 Toes
Written and illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff
Published by Barefoot Books
Create silly creatures and count along the way with this unique split-page book. Young readers can match heads to a variety of tails and legs to compose quirky characters. Each flap presents a new opportunity for counting and learning vocabulary words for body parts!
ENGAGING FORMAT: Horizontally split pages allow readers to mix and match the tops and bottoms of the pages to create whimsical creatures.
MATHEMATICS: Unlike typical counting books for young children, the numbers in this book do not appear in sequence, providing an additional level of challenge with counting.
VOCABULARY BUILDING: From “whiskers” to “ankles” children become acquainted with a variety of words that describe body parts of the creatures they can build.
GROWS WITH CHILDREN: Children may choose to simply create a variety of creatures or incorporate the counting element as well.
CHIC ILLUSTRATIONS: Dutch artist Nelleke Verhoeff’s distinct, contemporary style makes this book a stylish addition to any collection.
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FORMAT: Board Book
- Product Dimensions: 6.70 x 6.50 inches
- Page Count: 24 pages
- Age Range: Ages 0-4 years
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
“Mix together ideas of what is feminine and what is masculine, but not in a way that makes fun of those combinations. This is just a celebration of different kinds of clothing combinations . . . enjoy this lovely, colorful little delight” – Betsy Bird, Librarian, @FuseEight
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written and illustrated by - Nelleke Verhoeff
Nelleke Verhoeff started her career performing shows for children, but then discovered her passion for art. She has since illustrated several books and was a finalist in the Silent Book Contest at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Nelleke lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.