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I Feel a Foot!

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Publisher Comments:

 "Between two trees, high above grass and ground, Turtle, Bat, Octopus, Bird and Buck are sleeping in a hammock. Suddenly, Turtle opens his eyes. 'Hey,' he whispers. 'Do you hear what I hear?'"  Each animal's imagination runs wild with what wild creature may be making the sound they all hear. Is it a giant turtle? Or a bird with a giant beak? Perhaps it is Bat-Tur-Octo-Bird- Buck. Luckily for the small animals, it isn't any of these creatures. It is just their old friend Elephant who was out wandering around. The animals invite him to join them in the hammock and soon the wild imaginings about the night noises begin all over again.

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Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden of the Netherlands offer a different approach to a similar topic in "I Feel a Foot!." In an adaptation of an old Sufi tale (perhaps most familiar to American children from Ed Young's 1993 Caldecott Honor title, "Seven Blind Mice"), Turtle, Bat, Octopus, Bird and Goat all explore various parts of a patient pachyderm with predictably different results. A jaunty... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

Between two trees, high above grass and ground, Turtle, Bat, Octopus, Bird and Buck are sleeping in a hammock. Suddenly, Turtle opens his eyes. 'Hey, ' he whispers. 'Do you hear what I hear?'

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Kirkus

 "Rinck's narrative is crisp and direct, and economical enough to be tackled by beginning readers, and van der Linden's illustrations are superb. ... A winner."

Shelf Awareness

"This nocturnal guessing game from the team behind Prince Child and its companion, The Sweetest Kiss, will appeal to children and parents alike as a picture-book remedy to the notion of monsters-under-the-bed and as a clever puzzle for young animal lovers. ... Rinck and van der Linden strike just the right note between suspense and reassurance to offer a bedtime tale with a humorous twist."

School of Library Journal

“The large art makes the book an ideal read-aloud; after several re-readings, children are sure to join in on the "superduper" responses of the characters. A silly but clever twist at the story's close provides a ‘what happens next?’” discussion opportunity."--Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA, School Library Journal

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590786383
Author:
Rinck, Maranke
Publisher:
Lemniscaat USA
Illustrator:
Van Der Linden, Martijn
Author:
Martijn Van Der Linden
Author:
Van Der Linden, Martijn
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20080901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations throughout
Pages:
38
Dimensions:
8.9 x 11.2 x 0.4 in 1.05 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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