Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394810768
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1969
Series: Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 28,835
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Al Perkins was the author of several Bright and Early Books and Beginner Books, among them Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb; and The Ear Book. Perkins passed away in 1975. 

Eric Gurney (1910–1992) was a well-known artist, cartoonist, and illustrator. Born in Canada, he later came to work for Walt Disney Studios in 1938, where he collaborated on Bambi and Pinocchio, among other films. He received a National Cartoonist Society Award for his work twice. He books include The Digging-est Dog, and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.

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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great fun to read to my three-year-old. The rhymes are fun and the subject perfect for all sorts of silliness while reading. However, the recording for the read to me function is certain to cure even the worst case of insomnia. It is read at a snail's pace with about one second silent intervals between words. I certainly would have reconsidered if I had known.
JahaRa More than 1 year ago
This is a favorite of all babies. The rythm is perfect. Your baby will want you to read it so often you will have it memorized in a week. This is appropriate for infants through 18 months
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend bought this for me and I've read it to my baby boy since he was days old. The rhythm of it hypnotizes him. Older babies can start to mimic the illustrations and my three year old nephew memorized the words easily and started chanting along with me. Highly recommended!
JNC713 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson's first birthday. This book was a favorite of my daughter's when she was young (she still remembers the entire book by heart!). I great addition to establishing a children's library.
rfewell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I loved this book as a kid. It was one of the first that I could read all the way through. The rhythm is great for kids learning words and rhyming.
mayalanda on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Ali loves this story, but I don't... I bought it for her without looking at it closely. It bothers me that the the text says "monkeys" but the pictures show chimpanzees ... the rhyme is cute however, and it's fun for my daughter.
DBake on LibraryThing 10 months ago
My kids have each gone through a phase (one in it right now) of wanting to read this book "'gain" and "'gain" and "'gain." The rhythm of the language is fantastic.
bdecossa on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book talks about monkeys using their hands, fingers, and thumbs to perform different actions. Actions such as playing drums, wearing rings, picking apples, and waving hello. This book also has a catchy rhythm to it.
kerles211 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This was one of my favorites when I was a kid. My son loves it too.
HairyGromwell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I can not tell you how many times my poor parents were forced to read this book to me. All I know was that I never, ever tired of it. The illustrations are fabulous, with bright, vivid colors and great 60s-era cartoons. The text is what captivated me, I think - the rhythms of the words are like a hypnotic song "one thumb, one thumb, drumming on a drum....dum-ditty, dum-ditty, dum dum dum." I can practically recite it from memory 30 years after I stopped demanding nightly readings (although, in a nostalgic moment, I did ask my parents to read it to me on my latest visit, and we still enjoyed it). It is simple - this is not Dickens' prose, and the people to whom I've recommended it often look skeptical, but this book worked its magic on me as no other did. Even after I started reading more advanced books, I kept returning to this one for the rhythms. One thing to note is that the original book is very hard to find in stores. When I've found this book on the shelves, it has usually been an abridged version.I still love it.
conuly on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is wonderful for little-little children learning to speak, and also for children learning to read.It's a basic early reader, stringing together rhyming phrases with cute illustrations. And it works. Definitely pick this one up.
missmath144 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
great story time book for pre-schoolers, and older kids will still enjoy the rhythm of the rhymes
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Gotta love Dr. Seuss. Once a classic, always a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was always one of my favorites growing up. I now read it to my friend's 2 year old. She loves it too. My only disappointment is that the board book I just bought as a gift is a shortened version of the story.
Brasseur More than 1 year ago
Our grandchildren loved this book just as they were turning one. If you read the story with the rhythm that the text produces, the little guys tap or drum along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes it easy to interact with you child while reading. The natural rhythm of the text and the illustrations to go along with it make this book a classic and a favorite.
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janzhitty More than 1 year ago
This is my grandson's favorite book. We borrowed it from the library so many times I knew we had to buy it for him so that he could have his own copy. He is 18 months old.
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RedJenni More than 1 year ago
I love reading this story because it is simple and has a rhythm to keep you interested
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Libby57 More than 1 year ago
This book was given as a gift to my children when they were small and they loved it. Now that I have a 2-year old grandson, I had to order it for him. The book is written in such a way that gives you a rhythm while reading. With the rhythm in your voice and playing with your child's hands while counting their hands and fingers, it is a fun book. They will ask for it to be read over and over again! My grown children laughed when they saw it again and even remembered some of the verses and they are in their late 20's now! I was happy that Barnes & Noble was able to order it for me.