Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings: Fold-out Fun with Textures, Colors, Shapes, Animals

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Overview

This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching.

With textures to feel, and colors, shapes, and funny animals to view and name, this terrific book keeps toddlers busy and content. The last page folds out into a naming game. "Can you guess the reason for this ...

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Overview

This charming introduction to colors, shapes, and animals has been delighting children all over the world for ten years! There is a surprise on every peek-a-boo page, where textured shapes magically turn into colorful creatures perfect for toddler's touching.

With textures to feel, and colors, shapes, and funny animals to view and name, this terrific book keeps toddlers busy and content. The last page folds out into a naming game. "Can you guess the reason for this animal parade? Turn the page over and see what they've made!"

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As he did in One Yellow Lion, Van Fleet once again exhibits a knack for creating animal characters of unusual personality and expressiveness-and he adds to their appeal in drafting them to teach simple identification lessons. Here his captivating cast lurks behind die-cut fold-out panels on each recto page, on which can be seen a labeled shape (circle, crescent, oval, etc.) that has a textured surface. The left-hand pages provide identification clues: thus, a ``Woolly White'' fleece-like rectangle turns out to be the body of a sheep, grazing with six of his pals. In a particularly comical scene, a ``Sticky Pink'' line is in fact a frog's tongue, as eight amphibians become entangled in their efforts to catch flies. Like Lion, the book's design is cleanly handsome, with stark white spreads showing only the tactile shape, three words of text and small artwork tied in to the hidden picture. The concluding spread folds out accordion-style to display the entire menagerie; on the reverse is one final surprise formation that any gymnastic troupe might envy. Ages 2-up. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803717596
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Toddler Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 56,779
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Van Fleet

Matthew Van Fleet designs as well as writes and illustrates children's books. He is married and has a young son.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings Worked!

    My son is 18months and he enjoys this book. We have fun touching the material, learning our colors and learning animals. The shapes are fun too, we try and relate the shapes he sees in the book to his other toys. The book really encompasses a lot of learning activities that we make fun. It something that will keep him busy from about ten to twenty minutes, which for him is great. The pages are easy to rip to so it is important that someone sits with him while he moves through the pages. It would be great if the book could be made with stronger pages so they would be harder to rip.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Beautiful book Fun for Toddlers

    My grandson has had so much fun with any of the books from this wonderful author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    tactile fun for the little one

    The book is well made and sturdy enough to withstand prodding little fingers. Although the featured animals are obscure like a toad and iguana and not cute and friendly (aside from the duck which is why I bought the book in the first place) the elements used for touch are excellent including a sticky frog tongue.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    Another winner

    My son enjoyed the colors and textures in this book. Our whole family enjoys books by Matthew Van Fleet and recommended them.

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  • Posted January 22, 2010

    Very hands on

    My one year old grandson loves to listen to and touch this book.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a new classic for my family!

    What an adorable book! Babies love touchy, feely books, and this is a new favorite! My granddaughter fell in love with this book when she saw the fuzzy ducks. She loves ducks and that was the beginning of the adventure. We take this to church with us and it keeps her entertained for ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2007

    Gift set - just like 'A Loon Alone'

    I bought this set for my son and he loves the book and holds the duckling toy while it's read to him, just like with the book A Loon Alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2003

    ¿Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings¿ is a tactile treasure for infants and young toddlers!

    Matthew Van Fleet¿s, ¿Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings¿ is a twenty-page, touch-and-feel foldout book about shapes, colors, and animals. It measures approximately 7 ½¿ x 6 ¼¿ x 1¿, and is constructed of heavy cardboard with medium-weight cardstock for the pages and flaps. Fortunately, the pages are sealed on ALL three sides, prohibiting toddler renovations. Accentuated by glossy, white backgrounds the watercolor illustrations are expressive, colorful, and entertaining. The text is large, black, and very basic. It begins on the left side of the book, and consists of two-word phrases such as, ¿Fuzzy Yellow.¿ On the right, is a ¿fuzzy¿ yellow CIRCLE, and the word ¿circle¿ is printed next to it. The reader lifts the flap, and sees six yellow ducklings incorporated into the texture. Printed to the side, is the word ¿ducklings.¿ The book continues in the same manner with a ¿Bumpy¿ Brown TRAINGLE turning into twelve grumpy toads, a ¿Furry¿ Gray SQUARE becomes four koala bears, a ¿Scaly¿ Green OVAL turns into five playful iguanas, a ¿Woolly¿ White RECTANGLE becomes seven bashful sheep, a ¿Scratchy¿ Blue CRESCENT turns into six mischievous Sharks, and a ¿Sticky¿ Pink LINE becomes eight tongue-tied frogs. In addition, the finale is wonderful. It is a four-page, foldout uniting all of the shapes, colors, and animals together in an amusing parade of color and pattern. ¿Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings¿ is an interactive smorgasbord for babies and young toddlers! From the outset, this book captivates children with peek-a-boo flaps, differing textures, and beginner's text. Children adore this book, and learn by means of word recognition and sensation. One could include COUNTING as an extra feature, as we usually count the animals, and it may be the reason why the author/illustrator purposely depicted them in groups of 4,5,6,7,8, and 12. P.S. the grumpy toads are my personal favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    BEST BOOK FOR GRABBING A CHILD'S ATTENTION

    I love this book. This is the first book my daughter will pick up and it will keep her occupied for aleast an hour. She loves to turn the pages and feel each animal. This is a must buy book.

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