Tickly Prickly

Tickly Prickly

by Bonny Becker
     
 

Did you ever have a chick nestle in your lap? How did it feel? Puffy. Peeping. Fluffy. Sleeping.This gentle, rhyming text will appeal to toddlers natural curiosity and encourage one of their favorite activitiestouching! The tickly prickle of a ladybugs feet and a puppys velvety snug hug are so vividly described here that they feel almost real. Dynamic collage… See more details below

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Did you ever have a chick nestle in your lap? How did it feel? Puffy. Peeping. Fluffy. Sleeping.This gentle, rhyming text will appeal to toddlers natural curiosity and encourage one of their favorite activitiestouching! The tickly prickle of a ladybugs feet and a puppys velvety snug hug are so vividly described here that they feel almost real. Dynamic collage artwork created with paper, cloth, and paint make this read-aloud book irresistible to the eye as well as the ear.

Author Biography: Bonny Becker is the author of several children's books including Tickly Prickly illustrated by Shari Halpern, and The Christmas Crocodile illustrated by David Small. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband and two daughters.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-An androgynous toddler explores the sense of touch. The text asks the same questions on each double-page spread, substituting the names of different animals or insects: "Did you ever have a chick nestle in your lap? How did it feel? Puffy. Peeping. Fluffy. Sleeping." Halpern's minimal collage illustrations with bright, cheery background colors show the child holding or touching each creature. The large, sturdy pages make the book a good choice for storytime, one-on-one sharing, and when filling teacher requests for titles on one of the senses.-Olga R. Barnes, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Tickly Prickly (26 pp.; Jun. 30; 0-694-01239-4): Textured collages invite preschoolers to consider the sense of touch. In this Growing Tree entry, Becker uses simple rhymes to describe the feel of different creatures. "Tickly prickly. Fly away quickly," she says of a ladybug, while a toad feels "Muddy, bumpy. Warty, lumpy." Illustrations of the fuzzy wool of a sheep, smudgy wings of a moth, and opalescent scales of a fish all appear enticingly tactile, due to Halpern's astute use of unusual paper in the collages. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694012398
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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