Ten Black Dots, Board book Book

Ten Black Dots Board book

Illustrated by Donald Crews

4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


How many black dots?One? Two? Three?What can you make? Read this book and see!


  • Format: Board book
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780061857799



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Very fun book about ten dots and how they are used to creat a picture. Good for beginning readers or to share with preschool or non reading children. For example, i liked the idea that 10 dots could be represented as ten balloons stuck in a tree, pennies in a piggy bank and stones turned up by a garden rake. The dark black dots can also help younger children learn how to count by placing their fingers over each dot to count up to ten!

Review by

Counting to ten becomes interactive as readers are invited to count the large black dots incorporated into each illustration. Bold graphics with clean lines support this counting premise while the sparse rhymed text introduces readers to both numerals and number words. A diagram at the end of the book offers further counting practice. This book is recommended for children ages two to five, especially those children who are learning to count. It would be a fine addition to any preschool or kindergarten collection. While not originally published as a board book, it translates well into this format, as the durable chipboard holds up well against interactive engagement, though its smaller size may also make this board book work better for individual readers than for a classroom read-aloud.

Review by

This book is so great for counting numbers. I love how on every page it shows what a certain amount of dots can make. Another great feature isthat the story rhymes as well. I loved this book.

Review by
Ten Black Dots is an incredibly clever and imaginative counting book. The book's main conceit is that you can use 10 simple black dots and a little creativity to make various things. For instance, it starts with how one black dot can be the moon in a nightscape and works it way up to 10 black dots being balloons stuck in a tree. Of course, the illustrations show exactly how the black dots can be made into these objects, and each spread also rhymes, i.e., the spread for seven goes "Seven dots can the spots on a snake / or stones turned up by a garden rake." This book also lends itself to moving into an art project in which a parent or a teacher could work with their child(ren) to try their own hand at making things out of ten black dots.

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