14 pages, 5.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 in
January 29, 2013
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442460490
ISBN - 13: 9781442460492
About the Book
Give toddlers a taste of this deliciously adorable, interactive novelty book, from the "New York Times-"bestselling creator of "Heads" and "Tails." Four clever pull-tabs and seven tickly textures put toddlers face to face with captivating critters who prove that tongues can do much more than taste! Full color.
From the Publisher
From the #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book creator Matthew Van Fleet.
Tongue-tied fun for toddlers in an adorable format perfect for little hands!
Four sturdy pull tabs and four touchable textures enhance the action and laughs flow lickety-split as a cast of cavorting creatures proves that tongues can do much more than taste!
About the Author
Matthew Van Fleet's innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for almost twenty years. His unique formats invite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites and more.His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and DOG as well as the New York Times bestsellers CAT and Alphabet. His first interactive touch and feel book Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings has sold more than 1.3 million copies.He lives with his wife, two sons and pug dog in Chappaqua, New York.
With incredibly sturdy pull-tabs and other tactile features, this board book will take a licking from enthusiastic toddlers.
Using the expressive animal cartoons he employed in his larger-size pop-ups, Heads (2010) and Tails (2003), Van Fleet shows readers the variety of tongues in the animal world and some of their unique capabilities. Something of a tongue twister to read aloud, the rhyming text is forced on some pages and playful and droll on others: “Tongue tastes sour, Tongue tastes ICK! / Tongue tastes yummy—lick, lick, lick!” The interactive features are the real star here, from rough, slick and sticky tactile tongues to heads animated by oversized, easy-to-manipulate pull-tabs. The cleverest feature by far is the baby tiger that blows readers a Bronx cheer via a pull-tab and a noise maker embedded in the book on the very last page. Probably to keep production costs down, a couple of pages have no movable or touch-and-feel parts and may leave youngsters searching for something to do. With this offering and Sniff (2012) already in print, one wonders if Van Fleet will take on the other three of the five senses next.
Despite quibbles, this is sure to be hit with action-oriented toddlers. (Board book. 2-5)