A child counts down the figs on the backyard fig tree, as each one is snatched away by a different Australian animal, in this ode to Australia's natural landscape.

Ten little figs are on my tree.
I love figs and they're all for me.

Ten Little Figs is a joyful rhyming picture book about a child keeping careful watch of the figs on the fig tree in his backyard. With his dog by his side, he counts down the number of figs as they are taken by various hungry Australian animals (flying fox, finches, green ants and others) until only one fig is left.

Who will get that very last fig? Luckily Dad comes to the rescue and surprises his little one with the very last fig.


Ten Little Figs is by newcomer Rhiân Williams. She is a professional mediator, but is also passionate about writing and children's books. She lives in the ACT, Australia.

Nathaniel Eckstrom is an illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on a number of children’s picture books, including The Ugly Duckling, Me and Moo, Ricker Racker Club and DUCK!, written by Meg McKinlay.


a delight to read out loud… Ten Little Figs celebrates native Australian plants and wildlife and all the things one can discover in one’s own backyard.

Sarah Fairbairn

Recommended… colourful, lively and enjoyable… 4 out of 5


A perfect read-aloud to share whether you’re in ‘stay at home’ mode or not – this one will be a sure-fire hit with small humans from around 2 upwards.

Just So Stories

A lovely book that I am looking forward to reading with my grandson when the Covid19 restrictions are lifted.

Sharon Greenaway Reviews

A pleasing sing-song rhyme to the text makes it flow easily off the tongue and a delight to read out loud.

CBCA: Reading Time

This is a beautifully-imagined book about noticing and finding joy in our natural world and will particularly resonate with anyone who has a beloved fig tree in their backyard (or any bountiful fruit tree for that matter


I absolutely adore this books, what a fun way to practice your counting. The colour palette is beautiful making the pages bright and lushPerfect for a garden adventure storytime with a delicious bowl of figs

PictureBookBC Instagram

colourful illustrations with the repetetive rhyme inviting young readers to join in


This book is a delightful story of childhood, family love and closeness to nature.

Living Arts Canberra


Speech Pathology Book Of The Year Awards, Birth to 3yrs
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