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In My Tree Board book – August 12, 2009

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\\\"...a warm, interactive experience that doesn't sacrifice book to gimmick.\\\"

About the Author

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director, designer and author-artist who has helped develop many bestselling books for children. She lives with her family near Vancouver, Canada.

Lorena Siminovich was born in Buenos Aires and now calls San Francisco her home. This is her third children's book. She is the creator of Petit Collage, a line of modern wall decor and accessories for children.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Ina Nov Br edition (August 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811870529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811870528
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2011
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This book is short and sweet, perfect for toddlers. The illustrations are GORGEOUS, and the little owl popping through the cutouts couldn't be any cuter. My 16-month-old giggles incessantly every time I make the owl puppet move. I love this book and wish we had it for our first child. Definitely going to get the other books by this author.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By momofpreciousbabyboy on August 23, 2011
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Super cute book. There is a hole in the back of the book to put your finger through so that the owl is used like a puppet on each page. My 1 year old loves it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Emerson on February 10, 2011
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We read this book daily. He loves the little finger puppet owl and likes to turn the book over in his hands and figure it out. The story is simple but sweet. We love it and then bought in my pond and in my den. Really durable too
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By May1 on January 12, 2012
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My 8 month old loves the owl puppet, but after reading a handful of times, the puppet is starting to look a little bent out of shape. It doesn't quite fit through the last cut out in the book, which bends the ears and legs. The book really holds baby's attention, but it's only 5 pages long - bit of a bummer. Overall, it's a fun book, but maybe overpriced for what you're getting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Alberty on April 17, 2013
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This is quite possibly the best-designed book out there for infant readers. "In My Tree" was the first book to really engage my baby, and it remains her favorite by far at 5 months. The more we read it, the more I can see why.

The finger puppet is great way to hold a baby's interest from page to page. She watches it wiggle and recognizes it as it re-appears after every page turn. The puppet is facing forward and has big eyes, which is an advantage over some of the other Gillingham puppet books.

The text is perfect for a baby's attention span, both in the length of each page and in the number of pages. It's short and spare, which means you'll have to read the book more interactively as the child gets older. But that's really for the better.

Each picture has a distinct and bold color scheme rather than just a hodge-podge of colors. This works well against the recurring puppet and makes each page a new experience for a baby that is learning to perceive colors. I haven't found another infant book that introduces color so effectively. There are bugs and snails and other discrete images on each page -- content to point at and talk about as the child becomes more perceptive.

It's probably odd to write a review that's many times longer than the book itself, but I think there is huge value in getting a baby interested in reading. This little book is a wonderful way to start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rasa108 on December 3, 2012
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I added this book to our baby registry and when we received it, I was disappointed, thinking that it has very little content and very little words inside and it was a waste of money. However, our son found it super interesting. He is now almost a year old and he still finds this book engaging for long periods of time. I do read it to him some times but he loves just opening and closing it, looking at the puppet, and the holes in a book are a great toy in itself - my son likes dropping things in these holes (and I sometimes then hide these objects, which is a great game), or sometimes I look through the hole at him and it give him laughs! Vibrant colors stimulate him as well. Great book and a toy in one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Joyce on December 28, 2013
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Got this for my little one for Christmas along with a few others in this collection. Very sweet books. The pictures are beautifully illustrated and the little puppet that moves around in the center is so cute! My older boys love to play with the puppet for my baby while I read the book. The little one smiles and giggles. It's a favorite book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on January 14, 2014
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This is a cute book, but it is only a few pages long. My four month old loves the owl, but always looks for more pages when the story is done.
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