Friday, September 8, 2023

Today's read... 10 Dogs by Emily Gravett

by Emily Gravett
Union Square Kids
Picture Book
40 pages
ages 3 to 5


Award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Emily Gravett delivers a hilarious tale of mishap and mayhem as ten dogs pursue a chain of sausage links in this early-learning picture book, perfect for anyone looking for books for 3-year-olds and up.  
From dachshund to dalmation, every dog wants a piece of the prize. Follow this high-stakes adventure as the scales tip from one dog with all the sausages and nine dogs with none to nine dogs with all the sausages and one dog with none. Will ten hungry dogs ever find a way to share ten tasty treats?  
Gravett’s playful art and clever plot twists create page-turning suspense, making this dog book perfect for repeat read-aloud fun.

This charming counting book is perfect for helping young readers learn about sharing as well as how to countn to ten. Emily Gravett’s adorable dog art makes 10 Dogs just as appealing to those looking for funny dog books as it is for anyone searching for kids books for ages 3—5.



Adorable dogs, sausages, and more than a little mayhem mix to make counting and quanities fun.

Ten dogs of all sorts of sizes and breeds have their eyes on ten sausage links on the table. When the first dog is daring enough to try to snap them, the others follow suit. Soon, havoc breaks loose in the silliest ways as the dogs play their strengths (or suffer) in their attempts to grab a sausage themselves.

The dogs in these illustrations are super cute and range in breeds and sizes, which works great for the humor and various situations. Each one is recognizable and carries personality. They bound and twist in the most mischievous ways, which will have young readers smiling and pointing things out from one page to the next. The calming end rounds off the chaos in a charming manner.

The text is written in short rhymed phrases, which works well for even slightly younger listeners. While counting skills are addressed, the words surrounding quantities (more, less, few, etc) seem to be the focus of this read. These come across alongside the humor and encourage for discussion to help listeners understand the meaning of each one. It's a whimsical way to bring across the themes and simply a cute read on all fronts.

And here she is...

Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat MailTidy, and Old Hat. She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig’s Evie and the Animals and a recent full-color edition of Quidditch Through the Ages.

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