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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Apples up on top of Amazon, they will not let one drop!, 15 May 2013
This review is from: Ten Apples Up on Top! (Green Back Books) (Paperback)
Just a fabulous book. My children adored it. Got through several copies, they were so worn out. Truth is, I still love it.

My kids are grown up now. All went or are going to great universities. Books like these gave them a terrific start.

One is doing a PhD, one is doing a Masters, the other an undergraduate. So far they've racked up two first class degrees, fingers crossed for a third!

Their entire education was paid for by the State, by taxation. If you buy this book here from Amazon, they will pay not a penny of it back into the pot that pays to educate our kids in future, providing a decent education to those of us that can't afford private schooling.

So please, this iconic book is available everywhere, on the high street, in british book stores struggling to stay afloat, that pay their taxes.

For the sake of the children you want to read this to, don't buy it from Amazon.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One-Ups-Creatureship Balancing Act to Help with Counting!, 31 July 2004
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This review is from: Ten Apples Up on Top! (Green Back Books) (Paperback)
This book is a tour de force for helping with reading and counting to ten, using a vocabulary of only 75 words! A lion, dog, and tiger find many interesting ways to balance ten apples vertically on their heads, building up from only one. Then the birds decide they would like the apples, and the fun really begins. The conclusion will leave your child giggling happily.
Most simple books try to teach only counting or reading. I found it to be a great idea to combine the two. It makes the task both easier and more interesting for your child.
By using only 75 words, there is much repetition to help your youngster identify words that she or he will reuse throughout life. Here is an example:
"One apple up on top!
Two apples up on top!"
The illustrations nicely cue the young person to the words and the numbers involved. With these words I have quoted, you see the lion with the requisite number of apples balanced on top of the head.
The illustrations are also very active, and help draw interest to the story. Mr. Roy McKie's colorful, dynamic illustrations bring the story to life. Otherwise, how interesting can a counting book be?
Most children will have no trouble memorizing this story. Then, they can "read" along as you read aloud. Later, you can stop for certain words that they know how to identify, and they can read that word as part of the sentence you are reading aloud. You can also encourage them to count the number of apples aloud on each creature's head.
You can extend the value of this book by adding some pages of your own that involve numbers beyond ten. Your child will enjoy helping your with the illustrations for those pages. With the simple text structure, you cannot help but match what Dr. Seuss would have written (writing here under his pen name of Theo. Le Sieg -- the reverse of his real last name).
As an adult, I also encourage you to consider creating other books for your children to learn from. You could take this same structure, and introduce other nouns as well. Beyond that, you could also use this structure (with tiny amendments) to teach new verbs. By adding only a few dozen words, you can greatly expand your child's ability to enjoy stories!
Keep it simple, and everything can be understood!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book to learn counting, 13 Aug 1999
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This is a cute book in the beginner books series which helps learn to count in a little different way. Familiar Seussian wordplay is fun to read and fun for the kids. Overly cautious parents should be aware of themes such as a big bear chasing the main characters out of her house with a mop, a rolling pin, etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Counting Book with a Twist, 2 Jan 2014
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This is a fabulous book which is loved by young and old alike. Dr Seuss has a great knack of making books fun and interesting and this one is no exceptional.
Will the apples fall? This is an action packed counting book, where there is a sense of excitement as you count
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5.0 out of 5 stars Books that last for generations, 1 Jan 2014
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Typical of Dr Seuss books, fantastic book, very funny. Perfect addition to our collection. We adore his work so much!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, 29 Sep 2013
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i bought as a gift for a 5 year old and he loves it ,knowing how some kids his age wouldn't be interested
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5.0 out of 5 stars we love this book, 18 Sep 2013
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This is our favorite book. My son was learning to read, and when he read this book he laughed a lot . It is really funny and interesting book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars any Doctor Seuss book has to be good, 31 May 2013
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lovely simple rhyming story. Crazy pictures. Great for practising counting apples to 10
Lovely book for 3 to 6 year olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great fun, 2 Jan 2013
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a must for every child's night stand Dr Suess books are always entertaining and imaginative which keeps both kids and adults entertained
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten apples, 15 Jun 2010
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Another Dr Seuss book for under three's to enjoy whilst learning. Clear messages, lovely illustrations. Lots of fun. Highly recommended.
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