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Tap Tap Bang Bang Board book – October 15, 2013


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From School Library Journal

PreS—A lively introduction to tools and the sounds that they make. Each one, such as a saw, chisel, and drill, has its own distinctive sound ("cree craw," "chippety chip," "zzz") that children will enjoy repeating. They all work together to make a bright, cherry-red go-kart that will "go, go, go." Garcia's artwork is clear and colorful, and all of the tools stand out against the stark white backgrounds. However, each one has a pair of blank, staring eyeballs that can be somewhat cold and disconcerting. The type is large, with the verbs printed in bold. There are plenty of opportunities to stretch vocabulary with these building-tool words, from glue guns to pliers.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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On the first spread, 18 colorful and lightly personified tools (most simply have eyes) create a splash against a bright yellow background, and Garcia poses the question: “What can we do with them?” Onomatopoeic answers follow telling exactly what each of the tools—saw, chisel, hammer, nails, drill, screwdriver, nuts and bolts, pliers, glue gun, wrench, vise, level, tape measure, mallet, jack, sander, and paint brush—can do. “We can cree craw cree craw cut with the saw and chippety chip with the chisel.” A two-page spread at the end pictures all the tools again, this time accompanied by the sound they make or task they do. This delightful feature engenders interaction as adults can invite children to name each tool and pose the final question, “What did we make with all these tools?” Although some drawings offered hints, only the last page reveals the bright red go-kart that was the product of all the activity. The unusual tools will intrigue youngsters, and it's a plus that the hand printed papers are from renewable resources. Preschool-Grade 1. --Patricia Austin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Boxer Books; Brdbk Rep edition (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907967672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907967672
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
The large colorful illustrations and the fun text make this a perfect choice for toddlers, especially ones with a fondness for all things construction. These tools are really cute, and when you can do things like "chippety chip" with the chisel and "grabbety grip" with the pliers, then you are bound to have fun. This is sure to generate lots of little construction workers wanting to "tappity tap" their own hammers. There are 16 tools in this book, so it's a bit lengthy and works well as an intro to some not so common ones, like a clamp, a level, and a sander. Just like the author's other titles, this is a good selection for a toddler and young preschooler's permanent collection. Kids will request lots of repeat readings and will soon be reading this one on their own, just so they can keep saying those fun words like "twizzle and twist", and "stickety stick". A big recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Neal & Sarah on December 9, 2011
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I randomly got this book from the library and the one of the librarians made a point to come over and tell me how great Emma Garcia's books are. She was right! My two year old son absolutely loves this book (we have since purchased it). He loves all things related to construction and this book helped him learn about what each tool does. We got him a tool kit for his birthday and now when he uses each tool he makes the same sounds that are in the book. The bright large illustrations are very engaging for toddlers. We have since gotten "Tip Tip Dig Dig" as well. I look forward to seeing more books from Emma Garcia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Ice on November 15, 2014
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Very fun book to read aloud and share with a child. This series is my son's favorite! We have Tap Tap Bang Bang, Toot Toot Beep Beep, and Tip Tip Dig Dig. He selects these books from his book shelf for someone to read to him. He loves to imitate the noises/actions in each book which he's been doing since he was 14 months old. Not just as a Mom but also as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I think these are incredible books for language development. I wish Emma Garcia would create more books!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracey Seier on February 4, 2014
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My toddler son (age 2) is obsessed with this book. My 4 year old daughter loves that the sounds of each tool are written out in big words that she can "read". Simple and fun. We love to make all the tool sounds together. Forget Pat the Bunny-- this is my go-to gift for anyone with a new baby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Herholz on December 19, 2014
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Being someone that owns a lot of tools and works with tools regularly, at first glance I thought "MEH, the images only vaguely resemble real tools".

That said, I am giving this book five stars on behalf of my 1 year old who is obsessed with this book. He loves to point to the various tools in the book and have whomever is reading it with him make the tool sounds (i.e. You can BANG BANG with the hammer). He will flip thru the book over and over again and it keeps him engaged longer than most of his other books (animal book excepted). It is a fun book in that as the reader you're making various tool sounds throughout and you have the freedom to be creative in your reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By grammiet on December 11, 2014
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cute cute book. grandpa does woodworking so he is buying this for his only grandson to read to him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C-Dub on November 26, 2014
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Perfect, indestructible book for our grandson (11 mos). Pictures have vivid colors and are simple enough in composition to hold the very brief attention span. Just a few words to practice and learn sounds. He can help turn pages without doing damage. Great companion gift with the Little Tikes Tough Workshop.
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I purchased this book to complete the set of three by Emma Garcia for my 2 year old son for Easter. I've been able to instill a love of reading (being read to) by finding books in his wheelhouse (trucks, cars, trains, etc.). I've really enjoyed these books because it's easy to have a dialogue with him beyond the words on the page. The illustrations allow us to explore colors, sounds, and shapes outside of the storyline. This book is no different the other two.

In this story, we are building something that won't be revealed until the last page. All the tools make a sound. We start with the hammer. "With the hammer, we go tap, tap, tap." "With the saw, we go cree craw, cree craw." Children learn about the most obvious of tools, but also tools not in your traditional play toolbox like a level, a grip vise, and a mallet. At the end, like in all the books, there's a review. Here, it is the of all sounds of the tools. Once you've reviewed, the big reveal of what you "made" is on the last page.

Depending on my son's patience, I can drag out the story by asking him what sound did the hammer just make, what color is the grip vise, or can you point to the nails. Overall, this is a favorite in my household of both mom and kid alike. My son likes it because it involves all things that go boom, crash, bang. I like it because it has been great in vocabulary building and knowledge overall.
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