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."
"Saltzberg (Animal Kisses) returns with another touch-and-feel book about kisses, with plenty of textures and interactive features accompanying rhymed text (and#147;Kisses in the... morning./ Kisses on your... noseand#8221;)...Kids will enjoy the element of surprise helping move the action forward."--Publishers Weekly
With colorful art, pullout flaps, sliding tabs, and spinwheels, this interactive novelty book gives preschoolers a hands-on tour of their favorite vehicle: TRUCKS!
Tons of trucks
before our eyes
In every color,
shape and size!
Preschoolers meet many different, useful vehicles and the adorable animals who drive them in this playfully rhythmic tour of trucks. Presented in the same successful format of Matthew Van Fleet's Tails, bright colors, touchable textures, shiny metallic paper, and moving parts are a feast for little ones' eyes and fingers. Like the sweet animal characters who drive them, kids are sure to shout "We love all 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!
From popular and bestselling author Matthew Van Fleet comes an interactive book like no other!
Where is Ollie? Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie are all looking for him. Is he in the barn? Is he under the hens? Is he among the apples? Where could Ollie be?
Children willand#160;enjoy the touch-and-feel, pull tabs, flaps, and otherand#160;interactive elements as the goslings search high and low for Ollie. Then itand#8217;sand#160;their turn to team up with the goslings using the fold-out game board in the back!
See what George discoversletters, shapes, numbers, sounds, colors, time, sensesand learn right along with him in this interactive book with touch-and-feel surprises, flaps, pull tabs, wheels, and foldouts! This book is chock-full of fun and games for the youngest readers!
Kids can . . .
Count the puffy balloons Spin the wheel from primary to secondary colors Lift shaped tabs to look for George Open twenty-six alphabet flaps Turn the hands of the clock Pull tabs to read the sounds that farm animals make Open the pop-up at the end of the book to discover George's birthday surprise
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!
Toddlers are in for a treat! Textures, flaps, and pull-tabs will keep children busyandmdash;and learning. The darling, rhyming story introduces letters, animals, counting, parts of the body, and times of the day. And the sleepy-time endingandmdash;plus a free downloadable Kisses lullabyandmdash;might even get them ready for bed. The final pages feature a sea of flaps, a pull-tab, and a search-and-find squeak!
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.