Ten Rosy Roses

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HarperCollins, Apr 30, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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In this colorful counting game, ten rosy roses disappear before our eyes and one happy schoolteacher gets a big surprise. Roses couldn't be rosier than they are in Julia Gorton's warm, bright illustrations, where all the charming pickers have distinct smiles and personalities. Eve Merriam's verse tells the story of this cozy rose garden in fourteen lines that will have children everywhere counting down from ten to zero at the drop of a petal.

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User Review  - ecosborne - LibraryThing

This is also a counting book about roses. It follows along the rhyme about bottles on wall only it is roses. This would be a good book for children learning counting because they could predict the next number. 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)

Merriam has published many collections of poetry for adults and children and won a number of awards.

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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