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Here Are My Hands

Here Are My Hands

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by Bill Martin Jr.

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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.


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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
winning collaboration, which portrays assorted body parts and their uses. Ages 2-6. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The conversion to board book works quite well for this introduction to body parts. The rhyming text is accompanied by Rand's bold illustrations of a delightful collection of kids. It is a book that kids and caregivers will read many times. Little ones will soon be pointing to the right places on the pictures and then their own bodies. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS A delightfully simple book of rhymes about parts of the body: ``Here is my head /for thinking and knowing. /Here is my nose /for smelling and blowing.'' The book includes hands, feet, head, nose, eyes, ears, knees, neck, cheeks, teeth, arm, and finally the ``skin /that bundles me in.'' A colorful double-page picture of a child showing the part of the body featured accompanies each rhyme. These are expressive and simple, and include children of various races and both sexes. Even though the featured part is sometimes lost in the gutter of the book, this is an enjoyable offering that should find its way into toddler story hours, nursery schools, and many children's hands. Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Lib . , N.Y.
From the Publisher
“[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

Product Details

San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 10.23(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

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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Here Are My Hands 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.