Tails by Matthew Van FleetTails by Matthew Van Fleet


byMatthew Van Fleet

Hardcover | September 17, 2003

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Tails are irresistible to toddlers, and in Matthew Van Fleet's sturdy touch-and-feel board book, preschool-age pokers and prodders can finally tug to their heart's content. Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: 'Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong and-clingy!' Pull tabs, lift-able flaps, tufts of fur, and even a scratch-and-sniff skunk tail provide plenty of tactile surprises. Along the way, youngsterswill learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger!
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.
Title:TailsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:20 pages, 7 × 9 × 1.1 inPublished:September 17, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152167730

ISBN - 13:9780152167738

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great touch and feel book and learn animals that normally wouldnt be in books
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift Bought this for a one year old's birthday -- they loved touching and feeling the pages, just be prepared for them to pull on it and rip anything they can off of it! Supervision is required to keep it in tact!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Bday Prezzie Bought this for a 1 year old. Very cute book. Love the life-like scratch and sniff on the skunk tail.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive book for kids! Have bought this as a gift for some children. Children seem to enjoy the many different textures in the book - great for teaching children about animals not only by reading, but allowing them to be "interactive" with some aspects of the animals.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! Love, love, love this book. My son loves the colours and the different feel of the materials. A must have!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good a cute story for young readers!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Fun for Kids! Children love this interactive book and can feel the different textures of each tail on the animals. A good hands on read for them.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love giving this as a gift My kids love this book so much that I often buy it as a gift for other little ones (ages 1-2). I find my 3 and 5 year olds still love it. It's a lot of hands on fun, and I find that it's better when kids are older than 2 so they can properly move the tabs and also not destroy the book.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome design This book has a great design for the moving pieces. The only down side is that if little on get ahold of the actually moving pieces they break very easily.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Bought this book when my baby was 6 months old. Now at three, she still loves this book though not as enthusiastic as before.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toddlers love it! My toddlers love that they can touch and feel every tail #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Cute story...love the different textures throughout. Interactive books are great for kids
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Very tactile, however,,, some tabs are easy to break, so need to monitor book while in use for very little ones. Very entertaining though. Lots of different feels, and pop ups.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raised the bar for toddler books I love Mathew's books, they have raised my standards for kids books and my daughter refused to even look at books that aren't as engaging as these.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice book My toddler loves to pull tails...but i found that words used in this book are not easy for the 2.5 years old to repeat and remember. Overall, it is a nice book but not so much of educational value though...
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute! We got this book as a gift and the moment my son saw it, he was so excited to touch and pull all the "tails". We will definitely be looking at purchasing other books in this series.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great textures! My child could care less about the story but loves touching! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Love this story. My 6 month old loves playing with all the tails. The textures are great. Perfect for young readers.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter is obsessed with this book! She loves all things that are long and fuzzy, this touch and feel book is the ultimate book for parents that want to keep their infants mesmerized for a long time.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun toddler loved the book but we may have introduced it too young because she ripped all the moving parts off ;)
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a cute book! My kids love this. The touch and feel aspect is well made and it's so adorable.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love this book! Great book. Kids just love the tails. Little ones will enjoy this book.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Granddaughter loves it Really bright and colourful. Great moving pieces...fun to touch and feel. My granddaughter loves this book.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute book my daughter love this book
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for my toddler Bright pictures, touch and feel and movable parts - lots of fun for my 1 year old
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wish it was a board book... My son enjoyed feeling all the textures in this book as a baby, but he ended up ripping a bunch of the pages, since it is not a board book.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Beautiful pictures, lots of touchy feely items and movable parts. Heavy duty cardboard. highly entertaining. Great for toddlers.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute!! Love this one - the sensory part makes it a lot of fun for my daughter
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from He loved it! Bought this book for my 9 month old nephew a couple weeks ago and he can't get enough of it. He loves all the touch-and-feel pages and thinks the big whale tail at the end is hilarious! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey but worth it! When I bought this book it was almost $30 but i have no regrets! Its beautiful, and of hearty construction. A great touch and feel book for little ones. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best texture book! This is hands down the best sensory book for kids. The textures are varied for new excitement on each page.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids will love it! This book is great for kids. They'll love the different textures and pictures. It's a very cute book.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great purchase #plumreview my daughter loves this
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love the simplistic ready, the different textures, fun book to play with
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun little touch and feel book! Our son really likes this book. He loves the textures and also the interactive slides. There are a couple pages that are a little fragile for small hands, and he did break the last page, but in general, the pages are pretty sturdy.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loves it My 11 month old loves this book. He loves to turn the pages because they are thick enough for him to grasp and he loves to tear and pick things apart. This book has a few battle scars and amputations but is holding it's own.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very entertaining!! My LO, who is currently 14 months loves this book. It's very interactive with the different fabrics/textures for the many different tails of the animals. He just loves touching them and pulling the slides to make the tails wag/swat back and forth.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome book for little hands! My son is three now and has loved this book since before his first birthday. It's become my go-to purchase for new parents - and I hear nothing but great things.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps baby entertained My 13 months old love this book. She likes to feel all the different textures and flip the page with excitement. It's a great book and I would get it for others as gifts.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wrapping I love these books and bought them for my niece's new baby. I just wish I could have figured out how to have them wrapped as one gift. I saw how they could be wrapped individually but I wanted the 3 wrapped as one gift. The books are great and I really appreciate being able to ship them directly to my niece.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book My 13 month old baby like this book. Great illustrations, a lot of different textures and fun flaps.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative I bought this as a birthday gift for a one year old and she picked it up and touched it right away. Each page has something touchable, moveable or even sniffable (stinky skunk tail), which she really enjoyed. She didn't smell the tail yet, but I know as she grows she'll think it's funny (a tiny scratch and sniff that smells like rotten eggs). There is a small counting exercise at the back too. A durable book; teacher approved!
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone of my children have LOVED this book... It's made of very sturdy cardboard and the peek a boo animals and huge fold out whale at the end always make our guys giggle...it's also a great counting book!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book We bought this book for our now 5 year old son a few months after he was born. It quickly became a favourite for him with all the interaction available. It is one of my husband and my favourites as well. He still pulls it off the shelf today and I recently gave this book to a good friend who is going to become a mother soon.
Date published: 2010-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is one of my daughters favorites. It says for 2-4 year olds but my 10 month old can't get enough of this book. Great pictures for kids and parents alike.
Date published: 2007-07-09

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