but when one green gecko got taken by a mouse,
there were only nine green geckos living in our house.”
Adults and older children will recognise the Ten Green Bottles tune used in the story of ten mischievous little lizards.
Geckos are well known for their climbing ability, and in this book from Phillip Gwynne and Lloyd Foye, the geckos eat flies, swim in the sink, surf, and spin on the ceiling fan. As the cute little geckos get up to their antics, they disappear one by one, in keeping with the tradition of the song, until there are no green geckos left.
While reading or listening to the story, young children can count the geckos on each page, to make sure they are all present and accounted for, and watch out for danger. They will enjoy singing along to the story and discovering what’s in store for the geckos as they turn each page.
Title: 10 Green Geckos
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Illustrator: Lloyd Foye
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $13.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2013
For ages: 2 - 4
Type: Picture book