Ten Rosy Roses

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HarperCollins, Apr 30, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ten rosy roses stand in a line until, one by one, ten children pick them and one happy school teacher gets a big surprise, in a colorful counting book by an award-winning poet.

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User Review  - Remy_Ferrell - LibraryThing

Ten Rosy Roses is an okay poem book that is best read by parents to use to help their kids with counting backwards from ten. In all honesty, the poems were only two lines and they weren't that great to start out with. The illustrations, though, make up for the lack of poem content. Read full review

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User Review  - Tywanna Robb - Goodreads

This book a great one to use while teaching students how to count from ten to one. It is full of rhymes which will help the children remember the order of the numbers while counting backwards. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Eve Merriam (July 19, 1916 - April 11, 1992) was an American poet and writer. Her first book was entitled, Family Circle. She was born as Eva Moskovitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating with an A.B. from the Cornell University in 1937, Merriam moved to New York to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University. Her book, The Inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. It inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. Merriam won an Obie Award from the Village Voice in 1976 for her play, The Club. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Merriam died on April 11, 1992, in Manhattan, NY from liver cancer.

Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.

For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.

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