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Ten little angels
Simmons, Andra, 1939-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
A rhyming counting book describing the daytime and nighttime activities of ten angels.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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In light, bouncy verse, ten joyous angels turn a child's room into a playground. Count them all--if they'll hold still long enough!--while they munch tasty treats, start pillow fights, and have the best playtime ever. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Author Notes

ANDRA SIMMONS makes her picture book debut with Ten Little Angels. She lives in West Covina, California.

JONE HALLMARK is well known for her delightful characters Bryce and Madeline, who have appeared on stickers and greeting cards. Ten Little Angels is her first picture book. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Simmons and Hallmark both make their debut with a primer that counts up to 10 while following an ever-growing crew of winged and haloed children keeping busy from sunup to nightfall. After "three hungry angels munch a tasty treat" while gathered around a giant cupcake, Simmons ups the ante with "Four busy angels [who] dust to keep things neat." Hallmark's wispy ink-and-watercolor vignette shows a quartet wielding huge feather dusters and sneezing adorably. Each spread consists of a large and colorful numeral, while the easy-to-enumerate angels demonstrate a variety of angelic emotions on the opposite page (except for one pillow-fighting incident by a septet of "silly" angels). For those who cotton to cute-as-a-button seraphim and cherubim, this book, with quilted patterns and candy-bright colors, should go down as easily as a piece of angel food cake. Ages 2-5. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-A counting and bedtime book that features small angels engaged in typical daily activities. They wake up, eat, play, work, and go to sleep ("three hungry angels/munch a tasty treat/four busy angels/dust to keep things neat"). At the end of the book, they say their prayers and give kisses to all sleeping children. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are reminiscent of the work of Joan Walsh Anglund. The clean and simple design places numbers on the left-hand page on a white background; the action occurs on the right, with here and there a little spilling over onto the verso. An additional purchase for sharing one-on-one.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.