Synopses & Reviews
Tails are irresistible to toddlers, and in Matthew Van Fleetand#8217;s sturdy touch-and-feel board book, preschool-age pokers and prodders can finally tug to their heartand#8217;s content. Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: and#8220;Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong andand#8212;clingy!and#8221; Pull tabs, lift-able flaps, tufts of fur, and even a scratch-and-sniff skunk tail provide plenty of tactile surprises. Along the way, youngsters will learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger!
"A waggish survey of the animal world's very own happy endings." Parenting Magazine
"Youngsters will hardly realize how much they're learning in this entertaining and eye-catching caper." Publishers Weekly
Tails are irresistible to toddlers--though most are beyond the reach of small hands. But now there's reason for tail fans everywhere to rejoice: a colorful collection of tails created just for those eager toddlers to tug, pat, and even scratch and sniff!
Matthew Van Fleet's lovable menagerie features furry tails, spiny tails, shiny tails, and tails that wag--all designed to inspire and withstand hours of interactive play. While pulling tabs and opening gatefolds, those tail tuggers can also learn to count from one to ten. Tails is so full of action and fun that even parents will revel in repeated readings.
The creator of Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings presents a colorful collection of animal tails on this pull-tab book made just for toddlers to tug, pat, and even scratch as they learn how to count from one to ten. Full color.
From popular and bestselling author Matthew Van Fleet comes an interactive book like no other!
A touch-and-feel, lift-the-flap book featuringand#160;26 colorful illustrations in the classic style of H. A. Rey. Featuresand#160;a sweet ABC poem sure to engage and captivate toddlers.
A is for alligator, B is for bath, and C is for Curious . . . Curious George, that is! Curious little ones will find an interactive surprise on every spread of this sturdy book. Featuring a sweet rhyming text,and#160;this first alphabet book includes flaps to lift, tabs to pull, and surprises for baby on every page!
With colorful art, pullout flaps, sliding tabs, and spinwheels, this interactive novelty book gives preschoolers a hands-on tour of their favorite vehicle: TRUCKS!
Big trucks, small trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and all kinds of other trucks can
be found in this playful touch-and-move book. A backhoe scoops and digs, a cement
truck spins, a tar truck oozes sticky tar, and tabs pull up and out to reveal surprises.
The trucks eventually slow down for a rest, where little hands can lift the flaps to see
animals snuggling up for sleepy-timeand#8212;under a rising moon. Filled with vibrant art
and adorable characters, this book gives a child everything heand#8217;s looking for when he
presses his face against the fence at a construction site!
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fatherand#8217;s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reysand#8217; home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.