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Eyes, nose, fingers and toes : a first book all about you
Hindley, Judy.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
volumes ; 24 x 28 cm
A group of toddlers demonstrate all the fun things that they can do with their eyes, ears, mouths, hands, legs, feet--and everything in between.
Reading Level:
400 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 57164.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
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Peekaboo! From a blink and a wink of their eyes, to a wiggle of their shoulders, to a stomp of their feet, a group of lovable toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies. Readers are invited to join in the fun of learning all the moves our bodies are able to make--and how, for instance, lips can be made small for kissing or stretched wide for a smile, while arms can go up and down, side to side, and can reach out to hug those we love. Judy Hindley's jaunty text and Brita Granstrom's playful illustrations are perfect for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-4. A sprightly rhyme and pleasing art that shows toddlers pointing out parts of their bodies and the motions they can make should be an immediate hit both at story hours and on the home front. "Eyes are to blink / eyes are to wink. / Eyes are for looking and finding YOU!" A little boy on the page demonstrates how eyes are also for "peek a boo!" As a delightful group of ethnically mixed children works its way through the pages, showing how arms go up and down and hands clap, and how feet are for stomping, it will be hard to keep young listeners from following right along. So you might as well encourage it. Although there are many books around on the same general topic, this one gets it all right: the size of the illustrations for young eyes, the easy rhyme, the playful yet simple activities that are engendered right down to the very last line: "A hug is a bundle / with you inside." --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

A celebration of the body and what it can do, this book careens from part to part with infectious enthusiasm. Hindley's (The Best Thing About a Puppy) text erratically bounces along in silly, free-spirited rhymes with a nod to Ruth Krauss's A Hole Is to Dig: "Ears are to find at the sides of your head./ Are you wearing your ears today?/ Hurray!" Granstr”m's (The World Is Full of Babies) illustration shows a freckled boy talking into the long, droopy ear of a tail-wagging, alert basset hound. Changes in type size and alignment suggest motion, as in the lines "Feet are for STOMPING/ and suddenlyÄ/ STOPPING." On the next page the pictured toddlers delight in falling "BUMP!/ On our bottoms,/ side by side." The artwork sets a multicultural crop of kids, toys and pets against a simple backdrop of child-like black crayon drawings and flat watercolor washes. The sunny toddlers (cute clothes, too) laugh, wriggle, stretch, reach and tickle to the accompaniment of the gleeful text. Ages 2-5. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-A blend of simple rhyming text and full- and double-page illustrations highlights energetic toddlers playing peekaboo, blowing noses, clapping hands, and wiggling toes. The title-page spread shows a boy drawing with a crayon while a girl is motioning with her hand for readers to enter. Inside, the diverse group of children is having loads of fun: "Knees are to bend,/so let's all sit down-BUMP!" Illustrations in crayon, watercolor, and pencil are set against bright pastel backgrounds. The print size varies according to the mood and action. A book for repeated sharing and a lively addition to any storytime.-Olga R. Barnes, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.