With this board book, you get something extra--a finger puppet, which in this case is a white mouse who peers over the top edge of the pages. The mouse engages the animals in conversation. For example, the mouse asks the zebra if it has a nose and after an affirmative reply, the mouse is asked "Do you?" The same pattern is followed when asking a goat if it has eyes, or the monkey if it has ears, and if the moose has a mouth, and if the seal has whiskers. That is it--not really any story or climax, just a series of questions and responses using the finger puppet, which will help kids learn body parts as they relate to the animals. Hopefully the kids will make the connection to their own bodies and also learn a little about each of the animals. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Do You Have a Tail?by Simms Taback
"Hello, Zebra. Do you have a nose?"
"Yes, I do," answers Zebra.
"Do you?" the reader is then asked.
Each spread features a different animal and different parts of the face nose, eyes, ears, mouth, and whiskers.
- Blue Apple Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 3 Years
Meet the Author
Simms Taback won a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly and the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, of which The Horn Book wrote, "The art sings with color and movement and humor and personality." He has also produced award-winning titles for Blue Apple Books, such as Peek-a-Boo, Who? (2006 Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of the Year) and Simms Taback's Big Book of Words (2004 Parenting and Child magazines Best Book of the Year, 2004 winner, and 2004 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner). The author lives in California.
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