Move over, Pat the Bunny! Patting the ducklings is only one of the highlights of Matthew Van Fleet's engaging, interactive fold-out book for very young children. Every page contains an animal surprise, from the fuzzy yellow ducklings to bumpy brown frogs, fuzzy gray koalas, and more. Children will enjoy touching the different textures and identifying shapes of the seven creatures that populate the book, but it's only when the fold-up page is fully extended that all is revealed--it's not a pink line at all, but a frog tongue! At the close of the book, the animals come together in a wild revelry of shape and color. Every small child needs a beginning book like this, one where they can guess and guess again, delighting in the all the tactile wonders as well as increasing their skills in shape and color recognition. And, if this one is already on the shelf, Van Fleet's One Yellow Lion and Spotted Yellow Frogs are fun, too. (Baby to preschool)
As he did in One Yellow Lion, Van Fleet once again exhibits a knack for creating animal characters of unusual personality and expressiveness-and he adds to their appeal in drafting them to teach simple identification lessons. Here his captivating cast lurks behind die-cut fold-out panels on each recto page, on which can be seen a labeled shape (circle, crescent, oval, etc.) that has a textured surface. The left-hand pages provide identification clues: thus, a "Woolly White" fleece-like rectangle turns out to be the body of a sheep, grazing with six of his pals. In a particularly comical scene, a "Sticky Pink" line is in fact a frog's tongue, as eight amphibians become entangled in their efforts to catch flies. Like Lion, the book's design is cleanly handsome, with stark white spreads showing only the tactile shape, three words of text and small artwork tied in to the hidden picture. The concluding spread folds out accordion-style to display the entire menagerie; on the reverse is one final surprise formation that any gymnastic troupe might envy. Ages 2-up.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I got this book for my 1 yr old daughter, because she really loves ducks for some reason. And of course she loves it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Melody
Bought this for my grand-daughter who loves it. Little children, their parents and grand-parents really enjoy the touch and feel books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JGreen in San Diego
This book does just what it should. Simple and easy. Gets the attention of my 3 month...and for someone just learning how to get her hands on things she wants... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reading with Cupcakes
Awesome book! One of my go to book gifts. This book covers colors, shapes, textures, and animals all in one book! It continues to be a favorite of ours!Published 3 months ago by Max
One of our favorite baby books. I regularly purchase this book as gifts for friends. I like the simplicity of the pages. It begins simply as color, shape, and texture. Read morePublished 4 months ago by household manager
Babies love the different textures and turning the overlap pages with the hidden pictures!Published 4 months ago by Daycare grammie
This is an adorable book for babies and toddlers. The shapes and different textures are so exciting for them. My granddaughter is now in preschool and she still loves this book.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer