Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781442403796, 18pp.
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Eye-Popping Fun for Toddlers
Eight ingenious pull tabs, seven pettable textures, and an astonishing fold-out finale deliver interactive surprises on every page as a cast of irresistible critters use their heads to demonstrate opposites, actions, and more
Matthew Van Fleet s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for more than twenty years.His uniquely designed board booksinvite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites, and more. His"New York Times"bestselling titles include"Cat", "Heads", "Alphabet"and"Moo"aswell as the #1"New York Times"bestsellers"Tails"and"Dog". His books have sold more than six million copies and have been translated around the world.
* This touch-and-feel companion to Van Fleet's bestselling Tails (2003) is interactive even before page one, with a pull-tab cover in which animals move letters into place to spell out the title. The book is stuffed with myriad textures, detailed watercolor illustrations, and playful rhymes ("Bite mouth,/ Shout mouth,/ Slobber mouth,/ Slurp!/ Nibble mouth,/ Chew mouth,/ Rude mouths... BURP!"); a hippo's mouth opens wide during said burp--just one of a couple of kid-pleasing gross-out moments. All the animals, from axolotl to tamandua, are labeled on the final spread, after a fold-out surprise ending. It's a buoyant celebration of the animal kingdom's diversity. - Publishers Weekly, June 28, 2010, *STAR
Discover the hidden talents of more than 30 (supercute) animals with the pull of a tab.--Parenting Early Years, August 2010