Here Are My Handsby Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Ted Rand (Illustrator)
Ideally suited to the board book format, "Here Are My Hands" invites very young children to respond spontaneously and creatively as they learn the parts of the body. Full color.
“[With] bright colors, simple but evocative illustrations and a clear succinct text, this is just right for the youngest when they are learning to describe themselves.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
Meet the Author
Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.
John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and Knots on a Counting Rope.
Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree.
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We started reading this book before our boy was a year old. He's twenty months now and has been bringing it to us to read for quite a while. We read TOGETHER as there's lots of room for participation and/or learning body parts as well as actions. One of my son's top five favorite books. We love all the beautiful pictures and diversity of faces.
We we talking about body parts in the preschool class I was in. While many of the student could already name their noses, ears, feet, etc., the interest was high, and after reading it on three different occasions, they were 'reading' it back to me! This is also good for younger children who are learning body parts.