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Ten Little Mummies 05/19/11
Counting books are great for children who are just learning to read. They are predictable and rhythmic and thus fairly easy to read. They are typically done with cute things: ladybugs, monkeys, bunnies, kitties.
Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates bucks the trend a little (although his mummies are cute too). Ten entombed mummies get bored with staying put and decide to explore. One by one they disappear, one by one.
I have to admit I got this counting book more for myself than my kids. They know I've had a thing for all things ancient Egyptian since I was a kid. Some of my enthusiasm is rubbing off on my son so he had fun reading the book to his sister.
The book would work well for an Egyptian themed shelf or a Halloween one. As well as the counting shelf!
Comment #1: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 12:51:52
This looks sooooo neat! Checking to see if my library has a copy right now!
Comment #2: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 19:49:25
I hope it does. Happy reading.