Ten Little Night Stars

Ten Little Night Stars

by Deb Gruelle, Gabi Murphy

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One little night star,

Twinkling in deep blue.

I run inside to take my bath,

Then there are …



Ten Little Night Stars is a sweet bedtime counting book perfect for the youngest readers. One by one the stars come out in the night sky as cute and cuddly animals go through their bedtime routines. This board book will encourage children to turn the page with interactive and engaging rhyme, and will take them through bath time, story time, and sleep. Written by Deb Gruelle, great-great-grand-niece of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, Ten Little Night Stars is the perfect bedtime story for parents and children alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310762140
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 22
File size: 28 MB
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Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Deb Gruelle is the great-great-grand-niece of Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, so she grew up on his whimsical stories. One of Deb’s most fulfilling roles in life has been to be a mom and raise her three children, who are now adults. She has been certified as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to help children in foster care navigate the court system and has volunteered at her local women and children’s shelter and at Habitat for Humanity. She also enjoys indoor skydiving, snorkeling, and counting stars.



Gabi Murphy’s career in art was built on the enthusiasm of a bubbly, eccentric art teacher who claimed with exuberant arm waving: “Darling, you must do art!” She has been a freelance artist for over 35 years and has spent happy hours creating lots of cutesy, fluffy characters. She has recently studied acrylic and oil painting at ISoA and has also discovered an interest in digital art. Everything and anything can trigger a scribble session, but color is her greatest inspiration.


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Ten Little Night Stars 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uplifting and encouraging. Adorable parent and child interactions with comfortable bedtime routines show the love between them. ARC
connywithay More than 1 year ago
“Ten little night stars, More fun than counting sheep. I’ll dream of skies filled up with stars As I close my eyes to sleep,” Debi Gruelle ends her children’s book, Ten Little Night Stars. ~ What ~ At twenty-two pages, this board book with a padded front cover with gold lettering and stars targets children ages four to eight years old who enjoy calming bedtime stories. With no scary scenes, it is a simple tale about counting stars as animals get ready for bed. Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this story begins with a baby elephant taking a bath and seeing one star out the window. A momma bear helps her cub groom, with two stars now appearing out the window. With a lion putting on pajamas, a koala snuggling with a toy, a monkey climbing into bed, a hippo being read a book, a bear praying, a raccoon being kissed, and an elephant being told goodnight, the stars increase to ten, ending with the elephant being fast asleep. ~Why ~ Having 3 grandchildren under age 5, I think each will enjoy the colorful illustrations with baby animals getting ready for bed with most scenes including a parent. I like the cute animals depicted and that the stars are localized and can be counted on the opened pages. ~ Why Not ~ Although there are only two three-syllable words, advanced readers may find the book sophomoric and childish. I think it targets the three- to six-year-old beginner reader more accurately. The lion club may be mistaken as a bear, but there is an included tail if you look for it. ~ Wish ~ With saying prayers as a nighttime routine, it would be thoughtful if the wording included God or Jesus. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a book that not only focuses on going to bed but also teaches counting to ten, this is an excellent choice. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
This book screams cute, while offering a lovely read to help those sleepy eyes close and drift into dreamland. Through simple counting and flowing rhyme, young animals head to bed and cuddle in for a good night's sleep. The board book is sturdy with a slightly fluffy cover to make it perfect for small hands. The book will withstand some abuse and is easy to wipe off from minor messes. But it's the cover which catches attention. The glistening, golden stars catch the eye, while the big elephant supporting the smaller one sets the perfect, warm mood. With a loud one, the first page starts off the counting. Each spread has the number and a cute four-line poem, which lead various, young animals from a bath all the way to falling asleep. The style is calming and repetitive, perfect for little eyes to start drooping. Following familiar activities, it's a gentle read which suggests caring, support and love the whole way through. This is a religious read but it's kept subtle and flows into an everyday setting. The illustrations are bright and carry enough detail to allow young listeners room to make discoveries of their own and point them out. The text is simple enough for even little ears and packs enough emotion to make it fun to read-aloud. While the rhyming glides along smoothly, there a couple spots which caught off guard and broke pace. This is a wonderful book for a last read before heading off to bed and is sure to become a favorite. I received a complimentary copy from Booklook Bloggers and found this so cute that I wanted to leave my honest opinion.
hadassahmae More than 1 year ago
Published by: ZonderKidz Written by: Deb Gruelle Illustrated by: Gabi Murphy My sister's kids love to read! They go through books like crazy. I am always excited to check out new books for them. Ten Little Night Stars is something that I was happy to read and review because the cover looks so cute and fun and it drew me in. The illustrations: The pictures in this book are all colorful and fun and they show many different animals as they prepare for bed. Who This Book is For: This book is obviously made for babies and toddlers, but children who are a little older might like it, too. What I liked: I like that this book helps kids as they prepare to go to bed and I think it would be good to read at bedtime. The pictures in this book are colorful and fun. The characters in the book are cute, but... What I didn’t like: ... it bothers me just a little that the story seems to follow one animal as he preps for bed but the pictures keep switching in regard to which type of animal it shows on each page. There is nothing Christian in this book other than the fact that the animal says that bedtime prayer, which might be an issue for some if you are looking for something overtly Christian. My conclusion: Overall, I think this is a decent book. I give Ten Little Night Stars 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
RebeccaLMitchell More than 1 year ago
I wish I had this book when my kids were young! In Ten Little Night Stars published by Zondervan, author Deb Gruelle lovingly takes adorable animal characters through their bedtime activities such as putting on their pajamas, brushing their teeth, and reading their favorite books. After each activity and each turn of the page, a new star appears in the blue night sky, providing a fun way to practice counting up to ten. The illustrations and colors are stunning and comforting, drawing children into the animals’ fun bedtime routines. I highly recommend this book, especially for young children who might be resistant or fearful about going to bed. I expect Ten Little Night Stars will be a child’s favorite to be treasured, repeatedly read, and passed on to the next generation. Rebecca Mitchell author of From Broken Vows to Healed Hearts: Seeking God after Divorce through Community, Scripture and Journaling
HelenM0 More than 1 year ago
Ten Light Night Stars, written by Deb Gruelle and illustrated by Gabi Murphy, is such a cute book for little ones. Recommended for children 4 to 8 years of age, I feel even the younger child will enjoy this book. This book is a beautifully illustrated board book with a soft front cover. The pages are very durable and easy to clean. The story length is just right to read to a young child or for an early reader. The story is a rhyming poem that teaches children to count and helps them learn to establish a bedtime routine. Each set of pages is for a specific number and contains pictures of different cute animals and toys. Children will enjoy counting the gold stars out the windows in the pictures as well as picking out little things in the pictures. The pictures show a parent helping the little one get ready for bed, saying prayers, reading bedtime stories before tucking into bed. This is a cute book that will be enjoyed by young children and parents alike. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"One! One little night star, twinkling in deep blue. I run inside to take my bath, and then there are...Two!" Do you read to your little one before they go to sleep? This precious bedtime book for little ones will not only teach them how to count, but also help them feel loved during the bedtime routine. The different parent and baby animals on the double-page spreads are adorable. And the gold embossed stars on the front cover (padded) actually twinkle! I loved every word of Ten Little Night Stars, and I know you will too. —Sherry Kyle **Received as ARC
KimFredrickson More than 1 year ago
Love this book! This sweet story helps children establish a bedtime routine that helps them transition from awake to sleep. Each step helps them care for themselves and soothe themselves as they go to sleep. The illustrations are wonderful too, and children will want to read this book over and over again! Grab a copy for every parent you know!