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Ten Mice for Tet!

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
It's time for Tet! This vibrant, unique counting book introduces children to the rich traditions of the Vietnamese New Year. A playful village of mice lead young readers through the joyful celebration, as exquisitely embroidered illustrations recreate ten scenes of preparation, gift giving, feasting, and firework displays. With simple text followed by an informative afterw ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Chronicle Books
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Amy Herrick
Jul 17, 2015 Amy Herrick rated it really liked it
Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book:
Traditional Literature; Picture Book; Nonfiction; Easy Reader

Estimate of age level of interest:
Grades K-3

Estimate of reading level:
Grade 1

Brief description:
This counting book introduces children to the traditional celebration of Tet, with 10 mice making the food, decorations, and other preparations for the holiday. The colorful illustrations are photographs of embroidered panels, made in the traditional style created in the Vietnamese vil
Jul 19, 2011 David rated it liked it
Ten Mice for Tet! by Pegi Deitz Shea, Cynthia Weill, Ngọc Trang Tô, and embroidery by Pham Viet-Dinh is a unique counting book introducing the traditions of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. A village of mice are shown through embroidered illustrations in scenes of preparation, gift giving, feasting and fire works.

The text of the picturebook portion is very basic, concentrating on the counting component. Sentences in the counting part all start with a number and the word mice or mouse. With help, t
Nikki Chadwick
Ten Mice for Tet would be a book for new readers to enjoy by themselves. It is interesting to children, and is age-appropriate and utilizes style and language that are appropriate for the children’s age. The illustrations correspond to both the text and the setting, plot, and characters; and hold interest to the reader, which enhance and add to the story. The characters in the story are not stereotyped negatively. The characters’ lives are genuine and complex which help hold the readers interest ...more
Elizabeth Smith
Jul 12, 2015 Elizabeth Smith rated it really liked it
Shea, Pegi Deitz& Weill, Cynthia. Ten Mice for Tet. Illus. To Ngoc Trang. Embroidary Pham Viet Dinh. Canada: Raincoast Books, 2003. Print. In this children’s story a group of Vietnamese mice are getting ready for Tet. They all split up and accomplish different tasks before the celebration. Two things stuck out to me in this picture book; the illustrations and the theme. As you look closely at the artwork you will notice embroidered stitching all throughout the pictures, which truly sets this ...more
Sara Cook
Jan 21, 2016 Sara Cook rated it liked it
A fun way to learn about Tet, Vietnamese New Year. The embroidered illustrations add to the story.
Feb 24, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
Simple Chinese new year picture book. Good for storytime with the younger set.
Joan Marie
Jan 25, 2016 Joan Marie rated it it was amazing
A beautiful, colorful counting book about the Vietnamese New Year.
A counting book of activities that a family of mice engage in to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year or Tet. Good read aloud for PreK with illustrations rendered in embroidery.
Sep 22, 2013 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: libs642class
Tet is the Vietnamese new year. It is a time of holiday and celebration. In this counting book, village mice show the reader what Tet is like. Each number have a short sentences describing each scene. The illustrator drew the pictures and had the scenes embroidered. Pictures were taken of the embroidery creating the book. This is a great book to help children learn about other cultures while learning to count to ten. The afterword of the book helps by given background information on Tet and each ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Greenreader rated it liked it
Shelves: multicultural
A wonderfully illustrated book about Tet, the Vietnamese New Year celebration. The writing is very simplistic (good for learning numbers and simple words: kindergarten-grade 1), but there are two things that stand out. First, there are great explanations in the back of the book about the holiday of Tet, and each illustration was actually created by drawings that were converted to embroidery and photographed for this text.
Sydney Conzemius
A charming counting book focused on the Vietnamese New Year celebration, Tet. Colorful embroidered illustrations of mice preparing for the celebration fit in very nicely with our preschool's PYP Unit of Inquiry on celebrations and preparations for those celebrations. My students enjoyed this book and it inspired a great deal of conversation.
Feb 14, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009, vietnam, math
Interesting book that introduces the Vietnamese holiday of Tet. Colorful illustrations starring mice, this book has both a cultural and an educational (counting) message. At the end there's even more information for parents about the holiday and the language.
Christine Turner
Jan 05, 2011 Christine Turner rated it really liked it
Shelves: asian-new-year
A village of mice prepares for Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, as different numbers of mice give gifts, cook food, and celebrate in other traditional ways. Includes an afterword with facts about the holiday.
Nancy Schroeder
Through counting and embroidered illustrations, this book showcases some of the activities that are done to prepare for and celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese New Year.
Nov 30, 2011 Shelli rated it really liked it
Cute story describing the four day celebration of the Vietnamese New Year. Great way of sharing another culture and how some of the traditions originated.
Sep 08, 2008 Thuy rated it it was amazing
Good book to teach your children about the Vietnamese New Year
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