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Tails Board book – October 1, 2003
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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.
I can recommend this book without reservation, but my daughter does prefer a couple of other books we've gotten for her, such as Pat the Bunny and others. Perhaps she will like this one more as she grows older. Right now it entertains her, but it's not her favorite.
The book is sturdy and well-made, but my toddler requires supervision when playing with it lest she rip it apart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Truly LOVE all works by Matthew Van Fleet. My Granddaughter is enjoying this book and his others! Thanks for this opportunity to give this "Shout Out" to him!Published 19 days ago by BC
Bought this for a friend who is soon to be a new grandmother. It is the "go-to" book at my house for my grandchildren. Read morePublished 1 month ago by blessed
These are the best clips for baby fine hair. I have ordered others for different designs but I ended up reordering these because they work.Published 2 months ago by Shannon
My nephew loved it, especially the peacock. It's good for children who are developing their senses.Published 2 months ago by Lauryloo
1 year old loves to touch those tails and move the animals around.Published 2 months ago by Barbara M. Berman
So, we have already had this book, but we had bought it used and three kids later it was done. So, I ordered a new one, love the book, but the new one is different. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer Lockridge
Awesome touch and feel book. Has held up awesome with multiple reads. 2 year old loves it!Published 3 months ago by Torris
My 2 year old is OBSESSED!!! He got this book for his 1st bday & loved it, so much so he destroyed it. So I ordered another one that we only read together now!! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer