Tap The Magic Tree

by Christie Matheson

HarperCollins | August 27, 2013 | Hardcover

Tap The Magic Tree is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.

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 Treeasks 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 ofPat 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!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.25 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062274457

ISBN - 13: 9780062274458

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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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Tap The Magic Tree

Tap The Magic Tree

by Christie Matheson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.25 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062274457

ISBN - 13: 9780062274458

About the Book

An innovative, refreshing debut picture book about the changing seasons and the magicNand true interactivityNof turning a page. Matheson invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves. Full color.

From the Publisher

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 Treeasks 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 ofPat 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!

From the Jacket

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 every tree.
And in this book, you become the magician.
How?
Tap, clap, wiggle, jiggle,
and then . . .
turn the page.

About the Author

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.

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.”