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Tails Board book – October 1, 2003
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His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and DOG as well as the New York Times bestsellers CAT, Alphabet, Heads and MOO. His perennial favorites have sold more than 6 million copies and children in fifteen countries across the globe enjoy his books in foreign language editions.
He lives with his wife, two sons and pug dog in Chappaqua, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is a limited verbage, rhymey discussion of different types of tails. It has elements of the basic touch & feels - different furry tails and bumpy tails, but it goes even further. It has a flip out page with a BIG peacock tail that has shiny/sparkly circles to touch (my daughter's favorite), a pull-up tab with tails on each side, and 2 pull tabs that "wag" tails. There is also a "scratch n sniff" stinky skunk tail, but to be honest, we've never actually tried that one!
The illustrations are colorful and fun, with friendly animals to engage your child.
This book is quite sturdy. The pages aren't the board book pages, but sort of a double layer of cardstock - very solid. The tabs to pull are thick, not flimsy. We did have trouble with one of the tails that wags, a pig's tail that has a thin tail with a poof at the end, because my daughter tugged it several times and ripped the poof off. Fortunately, there is still enough tail to go "swat, swat, swat".
This is a really fun book that reads fast, has lots of page turning, and something new and fun on each page. It really captures my daughter's attention. Sometimes she grabs "Tails" and shoves it at me to read to her, and sometimes she sits down with it and "reads" it to herself. We spend a LOT of time with this book.
I'm buying some more of these books to give as gifts, and recommend this books as a BUY for everyone!
Just received the new one today. Everything was the same except the peacock tail!!!
The first book -not from amazon - had a crinkly blue shiny material... It crinkled and made a little noise when u touched it.
The new one is just a shiny blue ink.... Nothing to crinkle! And that was his favorite part since it was the only part he was unable to destroy.
He will be sadly disappointed with the new peacock, and I'm sure he would want you all to know
If my grandchildren and those of my friends are representative, Matthew Van Fleet is fast becoming a collectible author. Throughout his growing little family of educational, cleverly-illustrated books--One Yellow Lion, Spotted Yellow Frogs, Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings, and now, Tails--is the theme of surprise. Behind every number, under every stone, beneath every innocent-looking shape lurks the possibility that things aren't always what they seem. After repeated readings--and you WILL often hear "read again!"--your children will love scoring points on you by knowing the secrets in advance and by demonstrating their newfound learning.
Being read to is the coziest of feelings, and these are the sort of books that bind reader and child such that they may forever summon from memory the original emotion. I think, years from now, when teenagers, young parents, mid-lifers and retirees like me dust off copies of their first books and thumb lovingly through the pages, that these Van Fleets will often be among those treasures, for they will have left the same heartprints that now whisper the names and bring back the faces and voices of those who read to me so long ago--grandparents, parents, big sisters--and that reignite that wonderful glow of child-warmth that has not gone from us, after all.
The only not well made thing is the durability of the book. Little children want to grab moving things and not always moving parts like tails are covered so that a child can see it moving without grabbing it...
Overall still a great book and I would like to see more books from Matthew Van Fleet (see also "Heads" and "Alphabet")
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 18 month daughter loves this book! It shipped quickly. She loves that each page contains a different feature, some have touch and feel aspects, others you life a flap and other... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Deanna B
I love this book! It is so sturdy and well made and my little one adores it. Absolutely fantastic book with so much to touch, feel, and pull.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love this book! It was my daughter's favorite book for a very long time. Each page has something engaging for children. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Trisha
I bought this book for my Daughter who is one and a half and she loves it. It has lots of different textures to feel and the moving parts really make it interesting for her. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Nathan Williams
There is a scratch and sniff inside that is a skunk. It smells bad. I think this is hilarious!Published 22 days ago by micsue
Our favorite book. It has been mutilated, but that's because my kids are pretty hard on it.Published 1 month ago by Andrew and Andrea