Left Hand, Right Hand

Left Hand, Right Hand

by Janet Allison Brown, Frank Endersby
     
 

In this newly formatted version of a popular children's title, preschool boys and girls discover how their left and right hands are different, and how together they perform different tasks. Kids also learn to tell left from right as ways of giving directions. This board book presents alternating pages, one set in the shape of a left hand, the opposite pages shaped

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In this newly formatted version of a popular children's title, preschool boys and girls discover how their left and right hands are different, and how together they perform different tasks. Kids also learn to tell left from right as ways of giving directions. This board book presents alternating pages, one set in the shape of a left hand, the opposite pages shaped like a right hand. Color illustrations with text on every page present examples of left and right.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This hand-shaped board book—about hands—includes an illustration of a left hand on the front cover and a right hand on the back, so readers can match their own digits against the pictures. Brown describes what it means to be right or left-handed through cartoon figures seen throwing balls, drawing, and brushing their hair and teeth (“If you mostly use your right hand to do these things, you are probably right-handed”), while also coaching readers on how to determine left from right in a variety of situations. An accessible guide to an important concept. Ages 3�6. (May)
Kirkus Reviews
This hand-shaped effort describes the purpose and power behind people's hands. Wordy spreads discuss the differences between right and left, challenging readers to examine them and use them in a variety of ways. The text is utterly at odds developmentally with the toddling audience. "Cross your wrists so that your RIGHT hand is now on the LEFT and your LEFT hand is now on the RIGHT." The text asks the child listeners to place their hands over the front and back covers (in the shape of two hands) to distinguish their right from left. Unfortunately, the pages' shapes are the opposite inside, so the "right hand" appears on the left side when facing readers. A hodgepodge of instructions and vignettes clutters the already cramped pages. Tiny cartoon illustrations sometimes appear odd and even disconcerting in context. "Do any of your other fingers do special things? We use our forefinger to say, be quiet!" The corresponding image depicts a slouching boy with trumpet in hand; a woman towers over him with her shaking finger in an angry reprimand. Hands down, this subject is a poor choice for a board format. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764165177
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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