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Katy the snowplow was always waiting for her big chance to help. But with winters that usually didn’t hold a lot of snow, Katy did...n’t have much opportunity to shine. Then a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy for help. This tale from the Caldecott Medal winner Virginia Lee Burton is an enduring winter favorite! Now with large sturdy pages, excellent for reading aloud with little ones. Look for the companion oversize board book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. read more

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$7.99 $6.39

Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.

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$9.99 $7.80

Sewing is a skill that's both fun and functional, and there's no better way to get started than with jolly Miss Patch! She learns ...how to thread a needle, cut patterns, and sew a fine seam by hand. With the help of Miss Patch, and the book's many diagrams and amusing drawings, beginning sewists can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. Originally published in 1969, this is a timeless introduction to the pleasures of sewing. read more

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Gossie and Gertie just can’t wait for their new friend Ollie to come out of his shell, but though they try everything they can thi...nk of, he won’t come out! Ollie is Ollie, and only he will decide when it’s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie just as charming and delightful as the rest of his farmyard friends, and any toddler that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible.      Bilingual babies and new language learners will love the gentle text and charming illustrations in this simple and sweet story, featuring Spanish and English bilingual text set in two colors for easy readability. read more

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BANG! CRACKLE! BOO! Just as there are different kinds of quiet, there are also different kinds of loud: good louds (HOORAY!), and ...bad louds (CRASH!), and accidental louds that make you the center of attention (BURP!).        The Loud Book presents all these kid-friendly noises in a way that is sure to make readers CHEER! Now in a padded board edition just perfect for little hands. Pair this with its equally entertaining (but quieter) The Quiet Book. read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
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Meet BooBoo, a curious blue gosling who likes to eat good food. BooBoo eats, and eats, and eats. Is there anything she won't try? ...Soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this new edition of a preschool favorite the perfect choice for the youngest Gossie&Friends fans. read more

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Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears i...t everywhere. Until he puts it in a secret place. read more

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Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears i...t everywhere—until he puts it in a secret place.     This simple story of forgetfulness and fun, with its expressive illustrations and childlike gosling characters, shines as a Level 1 Green Light Reader. This is just the right book for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own.     Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the rest of the Gossie&Friends early reader editions! read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
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Gossie wears red boots, Gertie wears blue boots, but Ollie has no boots. Stomping bootless after Gossie and Gertie as they tromp i...n the straw, romp in the rain, and jump over puddles in their colorful boots leaves Ollie frustrated. Little Ollie decides he really wants his own pair of boots. . . but what will he do if he gets them? Any toddler who has had to keep up with an older brother or sister will relate to Ollie as he finds his own way in the barnyard. read more

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Gossie wears red boots, Gertie wears blue boots, but Ollie has no boots. Stomping bootless after Gossie and Gertie as they tromp i...n the straw, romp in the rain, and jump over puddles in their colorful boots leaves Ollie frustrated. Little Ollie decides he really wants his own pair of boots. . . but what will he do if he gets them? Any toddler who has had to keep up with an older brother or sister will relate to Ollie as he finds his own way in the barnyard. read more

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“One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. . . . Nine, ten, big fat hen!” “Baker uses an imaginative array of acrylic ...colors for his hens--greens, purples, and pinks to contrast with the warm, yellow straw background. There are lots of things to count, such as sticks, eggs, chicks, and hens. A fine choice for toddler story hours.”--School Library Journal read more

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Halloween is here and Petal and Poppy are going to a party! But Petal's scared. Halloween is too spooky. But Poppy assures Petal i...t's all just pretend. There's nothing to be afraid of. But then a haunted house scares Poppy. Maybe Halloween is a little spooky after all! The writing level and picture clues will help early readers perfect their reading technique, while the wonderful story--with just the right amount of spookiness--will spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime. read more

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Hello, I am the Little Prince.   Bonjour, je suis le Petit Prince. Meet the Little Prince and read about his tiny planet – in both... English and French! This classic, beloved tale is re-imagined as a beautiful, padded board book, with original illustrations and a playful, sweet design. read more

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This classic, beloved tale is re-imagined as a beautiful, tabbed board book, with original illustrations and simple text.

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$6.99 $5.59

Meet Gemma and Gus, a sister and brother team from Olivier Dunrea's world of Gossie & Friends! Gemma is the big sister. Gus is the... little brother. Gus is always following Gemma around, but one day Gus sets out on his own. Now just who is following whom?         In this sturdy board book, Olivier Dunrea explores a close, patient, sometimes competitive but always relatable sibling relationship, with the perfectly pitched storytelling and endearing illustration style that Gossie & Friends fans have come to cherish. read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.99 $11.89

Only 150 years ago, most animals in America were subject to horrific treatment. They needed a champion to protect them from abject... cruelty, and that person was Henry Bergh. After witnessing the beating of a horse in the streets of New York and attending a bullfight in Spain, Bergh found his calling. He became an enforcer of animal rights and founded the ASPCA, as well as created many animal cruelty laws. He even expanded his advocacy to children. When Bergh died in 1888, the idea that children and animals should be protected from cruelty was widely accepted: “Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.” read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
$16.00 $14.26

Who would like a Christmas tree?That all depends on when you ask.In January, in February, in March, in April . . . the black-cappe...d chickadees, the field mice, the white-tailed deer, and the woodcock, come to claim the tree.They want it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for shelter and protection, for a place to start a new family.Can a Christmas tree be all that?Yes, and even more . . .The year has just begun! read more

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Gus loves to be by himself. He explores all over the barnyard, taking in the world around him. Until he finds three small eggs. Hi...s perfect companions might be inside! How long will they take to hatch?        In this Level 1 Green Light Reader, the latest addition to Olivier Dunrea’s growing gaggle has a self-assured independence that beginning readers are sure to identify with! The perfectly-pitched storytelling and illustrations that Gossie&Friends fans have come to cherish are just right for those starting to read independently. This edition features a bonus audio download with page-turn signals so kids can listen and read along. read more

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It's Flo's first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow. Then she meets a fellow penguin named Bob. And soo...n her bucket disappears! Can you help Flo find her bucket? With simple, bright illustrations and a gentle humor, Rebecca Ashdown's perfectly pitched preschool tale shows that while buckets may get lost, friends are made to be found. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book!  read more

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$8.99 $8.27

Make your own spooky paper finger puppet monsters and enter a ghoulish world of adventure! With sturdy pages ready to color, punch... out, cut, fold, and glue, this fun-filled activity book includes . . .eleven monster finger puppetsten out-of-this-world coloring book scenesone page of Halloween stickersPunch-outs, number guides, dotted lines, and instructions make these finger puppets easy for kids to build on their own. The perfect treat for Halloween! read more

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It’s a rainy day, so Bob comes to preschool with his umbrella. His umbrella is so big that Flo and new friend Sam don’t even see h...im at first! Yet Bob isn't such a good hider when they decide to play hide-and-seek. Can Flo and Sam help Bob learn to disappear? This delightful companion to Bob and Flo is now available as a toddler-friendly board book!     read more

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Mercer Buddie wants two things in this world: a girlfriend and the chance to prove to his master falconer father that he’s not a f...lake. With hunting season fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Mercer has only a short time to work with Flip, a red-tailed hawk he irreverently named to show his dad that falconers don’t have to be so serious all the time.      When Mercer meets Lucy, he falls hard for her gorgeous looks and bubbly personality. He thinks his love life is about to take flight, until he discovers that Lucy and her family belong to a fanatical animal-rights organization called HALT—a group that believes imposing any sort of restrictions on animals is a form of cruelty. Mercer soon realizes that if he wants to keep seeing Lucy, he’ll need to keep his love of falconry and his family’s raptor rehabilitation center a secret from her, and Lucy’s involvement with HALT from his family.      With humor and honesty, Mercer’s story shows how growing up means making difficult choices…and sometimes, being rewarded in unexpected ways. read more

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A new board book in Olivier Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series! Ollie is looking. Looking for a valentine. Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, a...nd BooBoo all have valentines, but Ollie wonders who will be his. His search leads him to a special valentine of his very own—a surprise for Ollie and readers! With shiny foil hearts on the cover and every spread, Dunrea's charming artwork shines in this gift-worthy treat of a book. read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
$18.99 $15.47

This meticulously researched and photographed account follows three University of Montana scientists and their interdisciplinary w...ork with osprey: fish-catching birds with gigantic nests and a family that functions with teamwork and cooperation. Today the osprey is studied to monitor the effects of mercury on living things. The osprey hunts in a very small area around its large nest and so scientists can pinpoint where mercury is coming from. In Missoula, Montana, the scientists have been following ospreys for six years, collecting data on the amount of contaminants found on their feathers and in their blood. The rivers and streams in Western Montana are still suffering effects from inappropriate mining activities performed more than a hundred years ago. This man-made pollution is still dangerous to people and to wildlife. read more

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$15.95 $15.94

When Dido Twite sets foot back on English soil, more mischief awaits. As her friend Captain Hughes recovers from a carriage accide...nt, Dido stays at the Dogkennel Cottages and meets the odd inhabitants of Tegleaze Manor: strange old Lady Tegleaze, her nephew, Tobit, and his wizened, witchy nurse, Sannie. Soon suspicious things happen. A priceless miniature is stolen. Tobit is framed and then kidnapped. A twin sister is found. And when Dido catches a glimpse of her rascally father in Petworth, she is sure she’s in the midst of another Hanoverian plot. Can she get to London to warn the king and save St. Paul's Cathedral from sliding into the Thames? read more

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“The richness of coloring; the strength, action and humor in the drawing; and the original rhyme for each letter make this an alph...abet book to treasure.”--The Horn Book read more

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At first Mom and Pop Nash have ten eggs, then five--and soon they have none! Mom and Pop want to surprise that tricky wolf who's s...tealing their eggs, but he surprises them first. read more

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Three more George and Martha stories just right for early readers.Story Number One: The Tub Martha teaches George a little lesson ...about privacy.Story Number Two: The Mirror Martha’s bad habit is getting on George’s nerves. He hatches the perfect plot to cure her vanity.Story Number Three: The Tooth Oh, no! George has an accident that changes the way he looks. Luckily, Martha knows just what to say to cheer up her friend. read more

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When is magic not magic?      Laura is a girl who goes out of her way to find adventure. So when her family moves to a house with ...a well in the yard—a wishing well, according to Lydia, Laura's opinionated, horse-mad, outrageous new neighbor—Laura is all too willing to make a wish and see what happens.      Plenty happens.      Thanks to the well, Laura and her new friends help save Miss Isabella's house from foreclosure, rescue the almost long-lost heir to a fortune, and even solve the mystery of the antique desk.      But is the well truly granting wishes? Or is something else responsible for the adventures that engulf Laura and her friends that summer? read more

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It’s the day of the big parade, but all of the animals have lost their instruments. Lift the flaps to help Kitty find her flute, F...ox find his fiddle, Mousie find his tuba, and Piggy find his drum, and then see the whole band perform. Hear each instrument on its own and all of them together playing their finale! read more

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Jasper likes to be neat. Each morning he tidies his nest and puts on his cap and bow tie. Joop likes to be messy! Each morning he ...rumples his nest and musses his feathers. Despite their differences, Jasper and Joop are two very good friends--birds of a feather! But what will happen when one friend gets into trouble with some busy bees?   Another pair of darling goslings make their debut in this story, with Olivier Dunrea’s perfectly pitched storytelling and illustrations that Gossie&Friends fans have come to cherish. read more

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$16.99 $3.26

Penguins Bob and Flo love to play hide-and-seek with their new friend Sam at preschool. But Bob isn’t very good at hiding! Every t...ime, Flo and Sam find him right away. After several funny failed attempts, Bob finally gets the hang of the game—and then enjoys the cake his friends baked in the preschool kitchen corner as his reward.     read more

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Petal and Poppy discover an uninvited visitor in their garden—a penguin! At first, Petal's too afraid to let him in. But eventuall...y not even Petal can resist this cute, friendly, and very talented little guy! Petal and Poppy and the Penguin is the second Petal and Poppy book, told in graphic form. Word repetition, picture clues, and a simple plotline facilitate young readers in their development into lifelong lovers of reading. read more

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“[A] pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be.” —Kirkus Reviews Jasper likes to be neat. Each morning he tid...ies his nest and puts on his cap and bow tie. Joop likes to be messy! Each morning he rumples his nest and musses his feathers. Despite their differences, Jasper and Joop are best friends—and birds of a feather! But what will happen when one friend gets into trouble with some busy bees?          Another pair of darling goslings make a splash in this Level 1 early reader, with Olivier Dunrea’s simple storytelling style and expressive illustrations that Gossie & Friends fans have come to cherish. Includes bonus downloadable read-along audio.  read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
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Owen Foote has a new obsession: spying. He thinks that secretly watching people is the coolest thing in the world. But eavesdroppi...ng on his dad talking with a neighbor about lawn care is getting a little boring. Owen is ready for bigger challenges, and he has already selected his next target: Mr. Mahoney, his school principal. It’s going to be the ultimate spy test. Cloaked in camouflage and prepared to Duck or Die, Owen and his friends embark on their covert assignment. It will be Owen’s most daring adventure yet.Fast-paced and funny, Owen’s latest enterprise has all the insightful humor and character appeal that make this series a sure bet for young readers. read more

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Tacky’s an odd bird, or Penguin rather, who likes to do splashy cannonballs and greet his companions with a loud “What’s happening...?” In fact, he’s something of an eccentric, which wouldn’t be a problem if all the other penguins weren’t such . . . conformists.In their usual zany style, Lester and Munsinger demonstrate the problems and advantages of being an individual. Now in Spanish, Tacky is perfect for children learning Spanish and for Spanish-speaking children. read more

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$15.95

The complex web of relationships that make up a major-league baseball team is the heart of this story about a rookie pitcher who b...ecomes a threat to his team's chances for the pennant. Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks. read more

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Breo-Saight, the young archer from Hero's Song, has abandoned her lifelong mission to avenge her father's murder. But just as she ...stops pursuing the murderers, they turn up again, leading Brie to her birthright--a fire arrow. The magical arrow leads Brie to a strange country, where she finds the family and happiness she's never known. But she also finds evil at work--the doings of a sinister, one-eyed sorcerer named Balor. Though Brie has given up on vengeance, she knows she must follow her mission through to its bitter end if she is to save the people she's grown to love. read more

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Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have ...to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.    Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren't useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.    The perfect anecdote to slick vampire novels, this murder-mystery comedy of errors will thrill fans of Evil Genius. read more

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Mothers care for their babies in all kinds of ways. A mother duck keeps her eggs warm, a mother cat washes her little ones with he...r warm, gentle tongue, a mother goose chases intruders away from the nest . . . and a human mother lovingly tucks her child in and kisses him good night. The profound connection between mother and child emanates from every word and brush stroke as Carol Carrick's spare, elegant text and her son Paul Carrick's luminous paintings join to create a tender and reassuring picture book. read more

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It's Flo's first day of preschool. She has her lunch in a bucket and a new bow—but soon her bucket disappears! Does her classmate ...Bob have anything to do with the bucket mystery? How two irresistible little penguins find both Flo's bucket and a new friendship makes for a preschool charmer. Bob and Flo is sure to ease any back-to-school jitters.  read more

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“[A] pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be.” —Kirkus Reviews Jasper likes to be neat. Each morning he tid...ies his nest and puts on his cap and bow tie. Joop likes to be messy! Each morning he rumples his nest and musses his feathers. Despite their differences, Jasper and Joop are best friends—and birds of a feather! But what will happen when one friend gets into trouble with some busy bees?          Another pair of darling goslings make a splash in this Level 1 early reader, with Olivier Dunrea’s simple storytelling style and expressive illustrations that Gossie & Friends fans have come to cherish. Includes bonus downloadable read-along audio.  read more

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$17.99 $9.94

She wants to put an end to the Testing In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civ...il war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.But she can't do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves--and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.Who can Cia trust? The stakes are higher than ever—lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope--in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it’s Graduation Day. The Final Test is the Deadliest! read more

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Many places can make a home--a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just... right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different--yet alike--they can be. read more

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The Nice Icy Land was crackling with busy-ness. It had taken weeks and a lot of whispery chirps for Tacky the Penguin’s friends to... plan a Perfect Surprise Birdday Party for him on his special hatchday. With songs, presents, cake, fishy ice cream, and surprise entertainment from Iglooslavia’s own Twinklewebs the Dance Queen, how could anything go wrong? But it’s a comedy of errors . . . and all is far from perfect. Luckily, Tacky’s good cheer—and his flippity dance moves—save the day with a flap of his flippers and a tap of his tippywebs. Munsinger’s adorable, expressive penguin illustrations are the icing on the cake. read more

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$8.99 $7.61

It's bedtime in the henhouse, but Chirp doesn't want to sleep. Chirp wants to follow the big bright moon!  Luckily, Kitty is up fo...r a stroll too, and together they set off on a nighttime adventure. But when the moon disappears behind the clouds, Chirp and Kitty are stuck in the dark! Will a few helpful friends be able to light the way home for a good night's sleep?      Irresistibly sweet art plus sturdy cardstock pages with flaps, fold-outs, cut-outs, and more make this an ideal choice for bedtime that will hold up to many repeat readings! read more

HMH Books for Young Readers
$7.99 $6.99

How to Clean a Hippopotamus, a book about animal symbiosis, offers readers a close-up, step-by-step view of nature’s fascinating p...artnerships. Find out why a mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. Witness the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world’s most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. read more

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$14.99 $13.82

What happens when a single moment changes everything? For seventeen-year-old Cheney, life on earth exists only in history books. H...e and more than one thousand other people have known life only aboard the Plexus spacecraft: self-contained, systematic, and serene. But that was before the radiation wave. Now Plexus has suddenly turned on them, becoming a terrifying and unrecognizable force. As the crew dwindles under attack, Cheney and his friends need to fight back before the ship that’s nurtured them for so long becomes responsible for their destruction. read more

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$14.99 $11.99

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, youngsters will learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger! read more