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Hello Toes! Hello Feet! (DK toddler story books) Hardcover – March 15, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: DK toddler story books
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st edition (March 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789424819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789424815
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,785,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Paul's (The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork) cheerful and bouncy poem narrates the activities of a spunky heroine who greets the day by announcing, "Good morning, toes,/ Good morning, feet,/ tangled up between my sheets./ Be the first to touch the floor,/ hop me to the closet door." Occasionally, the conceit of having the girl directly address her feet throughout the day seems strained ("Now march me over to the trees..../ I'll slip off your socks and shoes"), and the changing line length of the stanzas sometimes throws off the poem's rhyme scan ("Go outside,/ try to leap/ across the walk,/ skip side to side,/ lead the way/ quick down/ the slide"). Nonetheless, Westcott's (Never Take a Pig to Lunch) bright, shiny faces and effervescent illustrations bubble with verve. Readers will delight in the expressive terrier, reminiscent of Margaret Bloy Graham's Harry the Dirty Dog, and a blue stuffed rabbit who accompany the girl on her escapades. Westcott's watercolors brim with jaunty details: feet clomp, dance, skip and jump; when the girl's feet kick the table, the "Happy O's" in her cereal bowl fly into the waiting mouths of her younger brother and dog; and her closet is neatly lined with treasures?alligator socks, sandals with Carmen Miranda fruit and even Judy Garland's ruby-red shoes. Whether spotlighting cowgirl boots or muddy bare toes, this appealing toddler book is full of neat feet. Ages 2-7.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1?A little girl's feet guide her through a lively day in which every activity becomes a playful adventure?swinging, stomping cans, and jumping in puddles and mud. The fun increases as the child's footwear constantly changes, ranging from pink bunny slippers to red cowboy boots to "big lady" party shoes. The text's sharp bouncy rhythm could inspire toe-tapping from young listeners. Colorful cartoon line-and-wash illustrations, featuring plenty of purple and pink, are an ideal match for the energetic rhyme. Together, they celebrate the boundless, often overwhelming vitality of early childhood. Sheer fun, pure and simple.?Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

ANN WHITFORD PAUL graduated from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University School of Social Work. She became inspired to write picture books after years of bedtime reading to her four children. She's published 19 different award-winning books. Now she gets story ideas from her three grandchildren. For ten years she taught picture book writing through UCLA Extension. She still enjoys teaching how to write picture books. When she isn't writing or teaching, she loves listening to her cat purr, watching spiders spin their webs and following snails' trails.

You can learn more about her, download writing tips and classroom activities, and contact her through her web-site: www.annwhitfordpaul.net.

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Format: Hardcover
The author loves to go barefoot and as the mother of four grown children, she has tied more shoes than she can count. She is the author of several picture books including The Seasons Sewn: A Year in patchwork, which won the Carl Sandburg Award for Children's Literature. Nadine illustrates with such flair and will make you smile...even though she would rather have all the shoes in this book and not go barefoot.

A little girl in pink pajamas awakens with the words: "Good morning, toes, Good morning, feet, tangled up between my sheets." She then puts on bunny slippers and bounces around to the closet door. The puppy dog in the story actually brings her the slippers.

The next page will make every little girl wish she had a closet filled with all these pretty shoes. Red high heels with bows, alligator sock shoes, fluffy orange slippers, boots and yellow sandals decorated with fruit. After clomping down the stairs in her polka dot red
high heels, she changes into something a bit more practical. Then the real fun starts.

She leaps and skips and goes down a slide, swings and points her toes up high, jumps across a creek and then heads home for lunch. While her baby brother naps, she walks quietly in her red boots and heads outside to shuffle along in leaves.

After taking off her shoes, she squishes her toes into muddy ooze and then dances in a puddle and cleans her feet off. She then takes a big bubble bath, dries her feet and snuggles between her sheets.

Completely Adorable and perfect for bedtime reading.

~The Rebecca Review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Really enjoy this book, especially for reading aloud to a group of children. I particularly like the rhyming and very "active" vocabulary. Colorful and charming pictures complement the text very well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judith Duncan on August 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Really a delightful story that journals a day in life of a girl who from her feets' perspective. The illustrations are bright and interesting. My two year old just loves the book.
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By Nana M. on November 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first bought this chidren's book when my first grandchild started to put her toes in her mouth when an infant. Since then I have purchased it for another granddaughter. The illustrations are bright and cheerful and the story is cute. It is one of my 2year old granddaughter's favorite books and I'm sure it will also be a favorite of the younger one.

It was easy to find and order.
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