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Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss. Innovative and timeless, Tap the Magic Tree asks you to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. Now thats interactive—and magical!

It begins with a bare brown tree. But tap that tree, turn the page, and one bright green leaf has sprouted! Tap again—one, two, three, four—and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and see blossoms bloom, apples grow, and the leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze. The collage-and-watercolor art evokes the bright simplicity of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle and the interactive concept will delight fans of Pat the Bunny. Combining a playful spirit and a sense of wonder about nature, Christie Matheson has created a new modern classic that is a winner in every season—and every story time!

Review:

"Was Matheson inspired by Hervé Tullet's Press Here and its concept of analog interactivity? Or is this a case of convergent evolution? In any case, Tullet fans will recognize the sequence of commands that animates Matheson's creations in her first picture book. An unseen narrator asks readers to take an apple tree through the seasons by tapping, brushing, shaking, and clapping. The commands are in verse: 'There's magic in this bare brown tree./ Tap it once. Turn the page to see.' After following the directions to tap, a page turn reveals a new leaf ('Tap again — / one, two, three, four'); another page turn reveals more leaves. The bare tree appears against a white background and is adorned with collaged elements in bright colors. Pink flowers appear and fall, apples grow and are harvested by knocking on the trunk, and clapping brings snow, which melts as spring arrives by waiting: 'Close your eyes and count to ten.' It's a good on-the-way-to-bed activity — calming, but still requiring a modicum of concentration and action. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, this innovative picture book puts autumn on display to captureand#160;the art and scienceand#160;ofand#160;season change.and#160;

Synopsis:

Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures falland#8212;then snow!

Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

Synopsis:

There is magic in every tree.
The tall, silent one in the woods.
The small, bumpy one in the park.
Even the bare brown tree in your backyard.

As the seasons change, trees change, too.
They sprout leaves. The leaves change color.
Sometimes flowers bloom. Sometimes apples grow.
Trees shelter birds and feed squirrels and bees.

There is magic in every tree.
And in this book, you become the magician.
How?
Tap, clap, wiggle, jiggle,
and then . . .
turn the page.

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About the Author

Christie Matheson writes about green living, design, and everything from modern bird-houses to the magic of local bookstores. She's the author of many books for grown-ups, and this is her first book for children. She writes, paints, collages, and lives with her family in San Francisco and New England.

Christie Matheson writes about green living, design, and everything from modern bird-houses to the magic of local bookstores. She's the author of many books for grown-ups, and this is her first book for children. She writes, paints, collages, and lives with her family in San Francisco and New England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062274458
Author:
Matheson, Christie
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
Holland, Loretta
Author:
MacKay, Elly
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780062274458 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Was Matheson inspired by Hervé Tullet's Press Here and its concept of analog interactivity? Or is this a case of convergent evolution? In any case, Tullet fans will recognize the sequence of commands that animates Matheson's creations in her first picture book. An unseen narrator asks readers to take an apple tree through the seasons by tapping, brushing, shaking, and clapping. The commands are in verse: 'There's magic in this bare brown tree./ Tap it once. Turn the page to see.' After following the directions to tap, a page turn reveals a new leaf ('Tap again — / one, two, three, four'); another page turn reveals more leaves. The bare tree appears against a white background and is adorned with collaged elements in bright colors. Pink flowers appear and fall, apples grow and are harvested by knocking on the trunk, and clapping brings snow, which melts as spring arrives by waiting: 'Close your eyes and count to ten.' It's a good on-the-way-to-bed activity — calming, but still requiring a modicum of concentration and action. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, this innovative picture book puts autumn on display to captureand#160;the art and scienceand#160;ofand#160;season change.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures falland#8212;then snow!

Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

"Synopsis" by , There is magic in every tree.
The tall, silent one in the woods.
The small, bumpy one in the park.
Even the bare brown tree in your backyard.

As the seasons change, trees change, too.
They sprout leaves. The leaves change color.
Sometimes flowers bloom. Sometimes apples grow.
Trees shelter birds and feed squirrels and bees.

There is magic in every tree.
And in this book, you become the magician.
How?
Tap, clap, wiggle, jiggle,
and then . . .
turn the page.

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