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10 Little Penguins Pop-up

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This inventive pop-up, featuring the mischievous stars of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet’s 365 Penguins, starts with ten penguins on an icy shore. One by one, they playfully disappear from the scene as the text counts down from ten to zero. The flaps embedded in the book facilitate the story—readers can make the penguins disappear and reappear! It’s a stylish, humor ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Harry N. Abrams
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Erica Karp
Jun 24, 2014 Erica Karp rated it really liked it
Shelves: math
This is a fun pop-up book that goes through the various things that happen to ten penguins. On each page something dramatic and terrible happens that results in one penguin going away. Eventually, when all of them have left, it is revealed that nothing bad actually happened. The penguins were just playing a trick! This book could be useful for teaching students about subtraction. On each page there is a pull tab that the reader can move to make the penguin discussed disappear. This is a great vi ...more
Feb 24, 2011 Janessa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book is a gold-medalist at my house. First of all, it's a pop-up book, so its automatically a favorite with my kids. But it also has story, and character, and setting! I don't mind reading it five or six times a day because I love it as much as my kids do!

The book chronicles the misadventures of 10 artic penguins with ingenious pop ups that show the demise of each black and white bird, from number eight who gets captured by a polar bear in a chef's hat to number three who goes 'BANG' when h
Jul 23, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children, parents, grandparents
Shelves: for-jack
My 21 month old adores this book, it has been one of his favourites since he was about 4 months old.
The story is great, it covers counting and we love that it rhymes and has quite a dark humour to it too. When one of the penguins goes BANG from eating too much my son roars with laughter.
The book is chocked full of bright colours and bold illustrations, every single page is a pop up scene with a pull tab to make something move too so is really interactive. We read it together so that nothing get
Margaret Chind
Nov 06, 2010 Margaret Chind rated it really liked it
We are always on the look out for more counting books and this one is a great addition to our shelves. "10 Little Penguins" is a cute and interactive pop-up book with arrows to pull, push and twist. I loved these type of books as a child. Right now with supervision AppleBlossom already loves it, though I would definitely hazard caution of leaving her alone with it if you want your arrows intact. The rhythm and rhyme of the count down is a pleasant read on it's own and all in all this is a great ...more
Jul 30, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
By the same authors as "365 Penguins", which we loved so much, this pop up has a great rhyming scheme and teaches children to count backwards from 10. Hilarious escapades cause the penguins to drop like flies (while bowling, playing with a whale, cooking in an igloo, ice skating, sledding, swimming, etc). The pop up pages each have a pull tab to hilariously illustrate the action in the picture. We loved this penguin-themed picture book, and would recommend it to anyone with very young children!
Mar 31, 2011 Jj rated it it was amazing
I would suggest a revision of this title to: The Most Terrible and Tragic Tale of Ten Little Penguins! If you have a dark sense of humor, you may enjoy this strange little volume. I am giving it five stars for "it was amazing" because it truly WAS amazing--amazing that this macabre little thing ever was published, and as a 'children's book', no less. O, publishing industry, you DO still have some life and sense of humor left in you! Rejoice! Weep! I cannot wait for the major motion picture adapt ...more
Lee Ann
Dec 26, 2013 Lee Ann rated it it was amazing
My son brought this to me this morning to read and I have to say it's been a favorite for a long time. It's a count down from 10 interactive pop up book about how penguins disappear one at a time in very grim explodes from eating too much krill, another sleds into a whales mouth, or gets caught and eaten by fishermen and so on until there are no penguins left...but surprise they were just playing tricks. Now that he is starting to read he enjoys it even more.
Sep 10, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Text by Jean-Luc Fromental. Illustrations by Joelle Jolivet. Art Director Gerard Lo Monanco. Paper Engineer Bernard Duisit. English translation by Amanda Katz. With pull tabs, twists, and swings, this funny counting book about "losing" penguins to predators and other dangers is saved at the end when it's told they are all playing a trick on the reader. Bold, "simple" illustrations really stand out. The rhythm and flow is great.
Jan 09, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
I am always impressed by pop-up books, especially when they have parts that turn and spin. This was a nice little counting book that would help young children learn a little about penguins while enjoying the 3-D illustrations.
Tracy Morton
Nov 26, 2015 Tracy Morton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I thought this book was hilarious however it could be scarring for little children as they read about the little penguins being cooked or swallowed by a whale. Everything turns out fine but some pretty intense moments occur.
Sep 23, 2013 Amira rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
We have the French version of this. It rhymes and we LOVE it. Lots of tags to pull and penguins going 'Bang'!
Oct 26, 2010 Cara rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
I found this pop-up to be pretty disturbing. I don't think I would read it to a small child, unless we started from the end.
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