Tails by Matthew Van Fleet

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From the creator of the popular Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings comes this adorable interactive book about different kinds of animal tails! With soft textures for young readers to feel, flaps to open, pull-tabs, and other tail-oriented elements, Matthew Van Fleet delivers a funny, eye-catching read featuring his comical artwork. Smily-faced tigers play with shimmery-plumed peacocks on one spread, while readers can move frisky foxes' tails with a pull of the tab. "Tails long, Tails stumpy, Pulling tails makes snoozers -- grumpy!" shows panda bears frolicking in trees with silly monkeys, and "Tails cool, Tails hot, Tails swishing -- swat, swat, swat!" has a bunch of peppy pigs swishing away flies and lazing in a pond. And with a smelly scratch and sniff skunk's tail, a dazzling fold-out spread of all the animals (plus a blue whale), and a final spread of ten animals that van Fleet challenges readers to go back and find, this interactive read is sure to get kids wagging their tongues for Tails!

About Matthew Van Fleet

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MATTHEW VAN FLEET has written and illustrated many books for children, including Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings, which has sold more than a million copies. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.
Published January 1, 2003 by Harcourt Children's Books. 20 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Spotted through a die-cut window forming the letters of this book's title, the furry tails of a tiger and bush baby and the bumpy tails of an alligator and a pangolin number among the seven textures little fingers can touch in this lively look at animal appendages.

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Common Sense Media

The book is sturdier than most pop-up books, with heavy pages and chunky tabs, but most toddlers and preschoolers will require adult supervision (and help).

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