Ten apples up on top!

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Beginner Books, Mar 12, 1961 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 59 pages
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A lion, a dog, and a tiger balance apples on their heads.

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The title pretty well sums up the plot. - Goodreads
The illustrations are very entertaining and enjoyable. - Goodreads
It is a great shared writing book. - Goodreads
It has funny rhymes and good visuals. - Goodreads
My son loved the crazy ending, your child will too. - Goodreads
Like An educational book by Dr. Seuss! - Goodreads

Review: Ten Apples Up On Top!

User Review  - Holly Nguyen - Goodreads

Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo LeSieg, also known as the talented Dr. Seuss, is a simple book with fun rhymes that can help preprimary children learn to count as they read. This can be a great first ... Read full review

Review: Ten Apples Up on Top!

User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

In my pre-school years, one Christmas included several Dr. Seuss books. This is the only one that survived decades of reading and general child roughness, sort of. Packing tape covers practically ... Read full review

About the author (1961)

LeSieg and Dr. Seuss have led almost mystically parallel lives. Born at the same time in Springfield, Mass., they attended Dartmouth, Oxford and the Sorbonne together, and in the army, served overseas in the same division.

Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoonlike illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire. Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart. The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons. Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. More than a dozen of his books are still in print.

Roy McKie illustrated all the well-defined dictionaries. He also illustrated many Dr. Seuss Beginning books, which have over 20 million copies in print.