Richard Michelson Ten Times Better

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Ten Times Better

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"Fiddlesticks! Six? The best? Poppycock!
You want TEN TIMES BETTER? Dial a croc.
I have SIXTY teeth. I'm a great masticator.
(That means I chew first, and ask questions later.)"

RICHARD MICHELSON and the late LEONARD BASKIN show that learning to count and to multiply by ten need never be boring! In a counting book like no other, a variety of animals duel for the honor of the number they represent. Backed up by interesting natural history information, the poems are clever, sometimes even preposterous. Bold watercolors convey the animals' conviction that their number is undoubtedly the best! Children will laugh their way along the road to numerical literacy.

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Richard Michelson (born July 3, 1953) is a poet and a children's book author. In January 2009, As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom, was awarded the Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medal from the Association of Jewish Libraries, and A is for Abraham, was awarded the Silver Medal. This is the first time in the award's 41-year history that one author has been honored with their top two awards. Michelson has twice been a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (2008, 2006 ) and twice the recipient of the Skipping Stone Multicultural Book Award (2009, 2003 ). Other recent recognition include a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, a 2007 Teacher’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, and a 2007 Publisher Weekly Best Book Award.

Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.

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