Tails (Novelty book)

By Matthew Van Fleet

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152167738, 20pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Novelty book (8/1/2017)

List Price: 13.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Tails are irresistible to toddlers, and in Matthew Van Fleet’s sturdy touch-and-feel board book, preschool-age pokers and prodders can finally tug to their heart’s content. Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: “Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong and—clingy!” 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!

About the Author

MATTHEW VAN FLEET has written and illustrated many books for children, including Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings, which has sold more than a million copies. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.

Praise For Tails

"A waggish survey of the animal world's very own happy endings."

— Parenting Magazine