10 Little Monsters: A Counting Book

Common Sense Media says

Friendly, colorful monsters delight young readers.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that simple counting rhymes are used, but it's the impressive, complex pop-ups that attract attention. Preschoolers will want to touch and count monsters.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's the story?

These friendly, colorful monsters have no intention of scaring children. Instead, they delight young readers and capture their attention as they pop up with the turn of each page. Kids will point to and count each T-shirt-clad monster, and will enjoy learning early mathematic skills.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The highlights of the book are the illustrations and paper engineering. Ant Parker's monsters are wide-eyed and smiling, and they sport bright colors and stripes and polka dots. Each wears a white T-shirt displaying a different numeral.

"Monsters! Is this a scary book?" was one 4-year-old's reaction when introduced to the book. Many young children have real fears of imaginary creatures, but they'll be glad to see fun, childlike ones.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different monsters in the book. Which one is your favorite?

Book details

Author:Jonathan Emmett
Illustrator:Ant Parker
Genre:Counting
Book type:Non-Fiction
Publisher:Larousse Kingfisher Chambers Inc.
Publication date:January 1, 2000
Number of pages:20
Publisher's recommended age(s):2 - 4

This review of 10 Little Monsters: A Counting Book was written by

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Essential Apps Guide