Ten in the Den

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Adorable animals make room in their den for sleepy friends.
Price: $7.95
  • ISBN: 9781561459650
  • Publication date: 09/01/2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/4" x 8-1/4"
  • Age Range: 2-6


Adorable animals make room in their den for sleepy friends.

Deep in the den, ten sleepy, cuddly animals snuggle up together for the night. But as the animal friends roll over to make more room, one animal after another gently tumbles out of the cozy den…until Little Mouse is left all alone. But Little Mouse misses his friends, so he comes up with the perfect solution to his problem.

John Butler’s charming version of a children’s favorite countdown to bedtime features a simple but playful text and soft, pastel-colored illustrations of bright-eyed baby animals. The result is an irresistible read-aloud story that will invite delighted responses from young children.


John Butler


John Butler has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated over sixty. His books have been published in more than twenty countries and won awards such as the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, IRA Teachers’ Choice Awards, and Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. He has had a long career in illustration, working for a very wide range of clients including Time magazine, “Sesame Street,” and the Sunday Times. He lives in England.


“This entertaining incarnation of a well-known and often-used counting rhyme incorporates many concepts and opportunities for young listeners to become involved in the story.” ―School Library Journal

“Butler’s illustrations are again beautiful and will entertain and draw the young child’s interest. Soft colors and edges of pictures create a lulling that is suited for bedtime or nap-time reading.” ―Chat with Vera

“Counting books and rhymes can help your child develop the basics of math skills. Learning to count doesn’t need to be a repetitive chore. It can be done in lots of fun ways. Counting books and rhymes also teach sequencing which is an important skill in reading…” ―Lisa’s Story Times

More Details

F&P: GRL H, Gr 1, Genre F
Lexile: AD220L
Themes: Animals, Bedtime, Counting, Song
BISAC 1: JUV009030 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
BISAC 2: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
BISAC 3: JUV002370 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals