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To not quite see the fuss with Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes?

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weeblueberry Wed 24-Jun-15 19:41:10

Virtually everyone has said they cry at the end of this kids book but I bought it to read with the wee one this evening and...nothing. I wasn't quite sure what bit I was supposed to find emotional other than the poor wee bugger who's got sniffles and coughs hmm

Am I just a cold hearted bitch or is there something I'm missing?

BikeRunSki Wed 24-Jun-15 19:43:53

Yes, cold hearted bitch.

I suggest you go and read "There's Going to be a Baby" and see if that improves things.

weeblueberry Wed 24-Jun-15 19:45:58

I'll add it to my list. grin

fleecyjumper Wed 24-Jun-15 19:46:20

Try 'Once There Were Giants'.

Denimwithdenim00 Wed 24-Jun-15 19:47:27

It's strange what really gets you crying. I started a thread similar to this about tv clips and music.

My book is 'how much do I love you' but 10 littie fingers is a year jerker for me too.

RiverTam Wed 24-Jun-15 19:49:13

I think it's very sweet and I love her illustrations but it doesn't make me cry. But then I don't cry at any kids' books, I still don't get what's to cry about in Dogger.

TheCunnyFunt Wed 24-Jun-15 19:51:59

I've never read it. But like Denim says, it's strange what gets you crying. I often shed a tear at the goodnight song on CBeebies confused blush it was worse when I was pregnant and hormonal though, I'd sob all the way through it.

Floggingmolly Wed 24-Jun-15 19:55:19

Try "Love you forever" (Robert Munsch), River; and then come back and tell me you don't cry at kids' books...

AdventureBe Wed 24-Jun-15 20:06:00

It was Polar Express (before the film) for me.

MovingStress Wed 24-Jun-15 20:08:52

I hated it. But then, having personal experience of the fact that not everyone is born with 10 fingers and toes maybe made me a bit sensitive to the book suggesting that is all that matters!

Phalarope Wed 24-Jun-15 20:09:14

Doesn't make me cry and I blub at anything. How are you supposed to kiss someone's nose while reading them a story, eh, they're pointing the wrong way.

madamehooch Wed 24-Jun-15 20:10:00

I defy you to get through where Dave tries to tell the lady it was his Dogger but she doesn't understand him without wanting to scream "GIVE HIM HIS DOGGER BACK YOU TOY STEALING BITCH!"

DonkeyOaty Wed 24-Jun-15 20:11:07


But Peepo. BLUBFEST.

HorraceTheOtter Wed 24-Jun-15 20:11:58

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Cadenza1818 Wed 24-Jun-15 20:12:56

For me it's stick man! First time I read it i was quite traumatised at the idea of hom being burnt on grate!

Nyborg Wed 24-Jun-15 20:13:03

Peepo thirded. "He sees the landing mirror with its rainbow rim, and his mother with a baby who looks just like him....". Sob. Fest.

DonkeyOaty Wed 24-Jun-15 20:13:31

yy rainbow rim and teddy


BikeRunSki Wed 24-Jun-15 20:13:49

Just to check if you really are devoid of all emotion, try the book or film of Shadowlands (story of how CS Lewis met his wife and married her as she was dying). I defy anyone not to leak even the tiniest bit over this story.

Noeuf Wed 24-Jun-15 20:14:08

Goodnight Moon!
No idea why!

BikeRunSki Wed 24-Jun-15 20:14:38

Apparently Peepo is about the last time Alan Ahlberg saw his dad.

TheRachel Wed 24-Jun-15 20:15:13

Yes - I was going to recommend 'Once three were Giants' as a bit of a tear jerker!

DonkeyOaty Wed 24-Jun-15 20:15:38

Oh massive lump in throat BikeR. Gulp.

TheRachel Wed 24-Jun-15 20:17:30

'Once there were Giants'

RiverTam Wed 24-Jun-15 20:18:59

Nope, read Peepo and Dogger many times, they're lovely books but have never made me cry. Not even close. Especially Dogger.

DeeWe Wed 24-Jun-15 20:21:53

Dd2 was born missing her left hand.
It made me cry but not for the reason they meant. It may have been burnt afterwards.

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