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Tap The Magic Tree

byChristie Matheson

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

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The acclaimed interactive picture book about the changing seasons. “Like Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree proves you don’t need apps for interactivity,” praised the New York Times.

Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss. Innovative and timeless, Tap the Magic Tree asks you to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. Now that’s interactive—and magical!

It begins with a bare brown tree. But tap that tree, turn the page, and one bright green leaf has sprouted! Tap again—one, two, three, four—and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and see blossoms bloom, apples grow, and the leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze. The collage-and-watercolor art evokes the bright simplicity of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle and the interactive concept will delight fans of Pat the Bunny. Combining a playful spirit and a sense of wonder about nature, Christie Matheson has created a new modern classic that is a winner in every season—and every story time!

And don't miss the follow-up, Touch the Brightest Star!

Christie Matheson is the author and illustrator of the acclaimedTap the Magic Tree. She stargazes and lives with her family in San Francisco and New England.
Title:Tap The Magic TreeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062274457

ISBN - 13:9780062274458


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read along with children! I use this book during circle time. It is simple and illustrations help all children understand the concepts of seasons, nature, how trees change in each season. Good to use with children learning English as a second language.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining My class love this book and how interactive it is. Definitely a crowd pleaser and will grab everyone's attention during circle time!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive fun! Great read-aloud book to share with the 5 and under crowd.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Interactive Book! This is a wonderful interactive book to read with young children. My two-year-old loves clapping, tapping, and even counting the snowflakes!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! What a magical book! Highly interactive. It made my daughter feel like she was creating the changes in each page by clapping, tapping , blowing.. etc. A very unique book!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book! A staple This book presents the cycle of the seasons in a magical and engaging way. It's absolutely amazing and an essential piece for your child's library. We have enjoyed it so much.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This is an amazing book! As a student going through for my ECE I have already started creating my library of children's book! This is a staple! So interactive and education for the kids
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this book. As a kindergarten teacher, this is a great interactive book to read aloud with a group of kids. Magical, delightful and teaches about the cycle of a trees life. Beautiful!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommended This book is so fun and interactive! It is great for using in the classroom to teach seasons!!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favourite This is one book that is read again and again and again in our family.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tap The Magic Tree My 3 year old grandson loves this book.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tap the magic tree/ Purchased this for JK- gr 3 . A great way to teach the seasons. Learning without noticing that you are. Easily understandable for kids, great illustrations and keeps kids engaged.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! We gave this book to our two year old for Christmas and she loved it the moment she opened the gift. The story is simple, yet beautifully written and the interaction with the reader keeps them engaged. Definitely recommend this one! My only word of advice - because it is very interactive and has the reader rubbing, tapping and shaking the book or pages, I would recommend it more for a child who is 3 and up. Our daughter was okay with it, but I know for some, the book may be well-loved very quickly with the more... um... enthusiastic children! :)
Date published: 2013-12-28

Editorial Reviews

“Although simple in presentation with ample white space, the artwork provides a glorious rendition of the four seasons of a tree. No iPad is needed to make this interactive book totally satisfying.”