Project Description


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler

Out in the meadow, ten cuddly friends play a game of hide-and-seek. But it’s almost time for bed. Where is Mouse?

Bear is It, and one by one he finds his playmates in their hiding places in the meadow. Finally, all the animals have been found except for one — Mouse. It is getting late and soon it will be bedtime. Where can Mouse have gone?

John Butler’s charming story features a playful, rhyming text and pastel-colored illustrations of adorable baby animals. Readers will be delighted each time an animal friend is found in this irresistible read-aloud story perfect for sharing at bedtime or anytime.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-372-6
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/4″ x 8-1/4″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
AR Level: 1.7
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Animals, Bedtime, Counting, Friends
BISAC 1: JUV009030 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
BISAC 2: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
BISAC 3: JUV002370 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals


“Butler’s soft, wide-eyed animals will appeal to children… snappy dialogue contributes to the pacing of the story and makes it well suited for reading aloud.” ―School Library Journal

“Terrifically cute and told in rhyme, this book is another of Butler’s to snatch up and enjoy with your little one.” ―5 Minutes for Books

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

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. You can visit his website here.