Tap The Magic Tree

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

byChristie Matheson

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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!

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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...

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There is magic in every tree.The tall, silent one in the woods.The small, bumpy one in the park.Even the bare brown tree in your backyard.As the seasons change, trees change, too.They sprout leaves. The leaves change color.Sometimes flowers bloom. Sometimes apples grow.Trees shelter birds and feed squirrels and bees.There is magic in e...

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.

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Format: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

Customer Reviews of Tap The Magic Tree

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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

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“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.”