Ten Tickles

Bibliographic Information: Katz, K. (2008). Ten tiny tickles. New York, NY: Little Simon.

Brief Annotation: A baby gets is awakened by various family members tickling her.

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: PreK-K

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy counting books; readers who enjoy books featuring babies; readers who enjoy books about routines.

Rating/Response: 2; Counting books are not traditionally the pinnacle of children’s literature, but this one was particularly inane. The tickles are the only things being counted. Numbers are a hard enough abstract concept for children to latch onto; creating a counting book with no physical representation of items to be counted seems entirely pointless. The illustrations are bright and colorful, if somewhat cartoonish.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: The baby in this story is helped to wake up by her family when they tickle her. How does your family help you wake up in the morning?

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