Ten Apples Up on Top!

Ten Apples Up on Top!

Board Book(First Bright and Early Edition)

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A lion, a dog, and a tiger are having a contest—can they get ten apples piled up on top of their heads? You better believe it! This first counting book works as a teaching tool as well as a funny story.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679892472
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/08/1998
Series: Bright and Early Board Books Series
Edition description: First Bright and Early Edition
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 56,317
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Ten Apples Up on Top 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another good book for a young crowd. This book serves as a good math lesson, along with cute illustrations and story lines.
ababe92 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is probably the book that i read the most times when i was young. I extremely enjoyed this book when i was young because it was fun to read and it taught me math at the same time. When i become a teacher i will use this book to also teach my students math and to get them excited about reading.
PigOfHappiness on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Animals compete to see who can balance the most apples on their head. The story is both funny and engaging. Lively illustrations accompany the text. Appropriate for all ages...
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gosh I love this book!Three animals compete in the first half of the book to see who can have the most apples on top of their head. During the second half of the book, they escape an angry mob, happily collide with an apple truck, and end up giving the entire town ten apples on their heads as well. (What fun! Ten apples up on top! We are not going to let them drop!)This is a good book both for early readers, and for young children learning to talk. Very simple, rhyming vocabulary, of the sort with intuitive spellings (so much of English orthography is a mess...!)Please note that I do not recommend the board book version at all. They cut out the entire second half of the book, as well as good parts of the first half. In addition, the board book is poorly constructed. Just wait and get the real version instead.
Molly2Faith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about a lion, tiger, and dog competing to see who can put more apples on top of their head while jumping, dancing, running etc. A few other animals come along and try to get them to drop their apples. This book is great for pretend reading for those who are just learning to read.
katiejanelewis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As usual, Dr. Seuss delivers an entertaining and unusual book that encourages reading growth. In this book, one animal begins to pile apples on top of his head and then engages in some friendly competition, as two other animals try to out-do his apple stack. The three meet a testy neighbor who is tired of hearing about the apples, but then finds himself enjoying the apple counting and stacking as well. This book is ideal for pre-readers (kindergarten, even early first grade).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kids in my preschool class absolutely loved this story, and also enjoyed acting it out themselves! Great classic story!
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cristina_14 More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for teachers or parents who are trying to teach children ages 2-5 how to count to ten. It is an educational book that teaches kids how to share and play with other children. The book that I received only had four colors, not including black and white, and the pictures were very simple and plain. Therefore, if you are trying to catch the attention of little ones, you will need to use your voice and enthusiasm to keep the young ones at the edge of their seats and engaged. Also, there are only 75 simple words in the whole book, so the kids may be able to recite it and read it back to you. Overall, it is a good book and I recommend it if you are wanting material to help your children learn.
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JeffreyBerryhill More than 1 year ago
This is another excellent book to read aloud with a toddler, it is currently my 2 year old's favorite. This one even has a bit of a plot as the one-up-man-ship of the apple-balancers escalates. Very good for teaching counting to ten.
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ikutessyu More than 1 year ago
My 3 years son chose this book at a store. He enjoys counting the apples. This book is small and handy to carry!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot rate, did not order this.