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  - 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

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User Review  - Jessica Benson - Goodreads

This is a sing-song kind of book that focuses on counting from 10 to 1. Children would enjoy echoing or singing along with the reader. It is also a good book to have in the classroom because of the multicultural aspect. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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

Julia Gorton is the illustrator and designer of many books, including "The Gumdrop Tree". She teaches graphic design at Parsons the New School for Design and lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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