My Two Hands, My Two Feet

My Two Hands, My Two Feet

by Rick Walton, Julia Gorton
     
 

Between a slow stretch in the morning and a tired flop into bed, a child's day is full of activity. The fun begins on both ends of this book and meets in the middle. Start with hands washing up and hiding surprises, or on the flip side with feet twirling and stomping. Kids' movements show how they're feeling, and this little gem captures two sisters as they go from…  See more details below

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Between a slow stretch in the morning and a tired flop into bed, a child's day is full of activity. The fun begins on both ends of this book and meets in the middle. Start with hands washing up and hiding surprises, or on the flip side with feet twirling and stomping. Kids' movements show how they're feeling, and this little gem captures two sisters as they go from energetic to tired-out and all the stops in between.

Everyone with small hands and feet is sure to be enchanted by Rick Walton's lively verse and Julia Gorton's vibrant illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

This adorable rhyming book is really two books in one. One side has a poem about two hands, then flip it over for a poem about two feet. Wiggle fingers and toes as you read this with baby. What fun! Cute illustrations are a plus. 2000, G.P. Putnam's Sons, $14.99. Ages 3 mo. to 5. Reviewer: M. Thomas SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
School Library Journal
PreS-From the moment of waking, hands are busy: stretching, washing, playing, and finally folding together in sleep. Then, readers flip the book over and, starting from the other side, follow two wiggly feet dancing, stomping, twirling, and finally lying still in sleep. Each upside-down section contains rhyming couplets in simple language, and the two halves are tied together in the middle with a double-page spread of the two little girls who are attached to those hands and feet lying down on a green background fast asleep. The illustrations done in airbrushed acrylic show two stylized children in slick-surfaced, flat, geometric forms, with small, black, shiny dots for eyes, the only texture in the glossy flat surface lent by their apparently collage-knitted sweaters. Very young children, always fascinated by body parts, will be the principal audience for this book, which will work well in a toddler storytime.-Marian Drabkin, Richmond Public Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399233388
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/09/2000
Series:
Children Activity Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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