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From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Published by HarperFestival (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

Pages: 28

Ages: Newborn to 3

Publishers Summary: What does an elephant do? It stomps its foot. Can you? From the creator of such beloved classics as The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon comes this interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements. Watching giraffes bend their necks or monkeys wave their arms is fun, but nothing could be better than joining in. From their heads down to their toes, kids will be wriggling, jiggling, and giggling as they try to keep up with these animals!

Sweet as a Bug:“Wiggle wiggle wiggle. Shake shake shake. Kitty! Bend bend bend.

“This is another book I want my mom to read over and over again. Mostly I love moving, wiggling and waving my arms when the monkey shows up. The kitty of course is my favorite, but I still have no idea what my mom’s talking about when she tells me to ‘arch my back’. I’m sure she’ll help me figure it out soon enough. If I was to pick a favorite other than the kitty it would be the gorilla, I love thumping my chest and it always makes me giggle. It’s also another fun book to read with my big brother, Turkeybird, who pretty much knows the whole book by memory. One of my favorites right now, you definitely want to read this with the Bug in your life!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Looking for a creative way to help little one’s learn where all their body parts are? Or even a fun way to make reading interactive with all the children in your life? This is a perfect book for both of these reasons. From the first page to the last you wiggle, bend and wave from head to toe. All of this as well as laugh and giggle until your sides hurt.

“Initially we purchased this book for The Turkeybird when we discovered he wasn’t learning his body parts quite along ‘the curve’. After a trip to the doctor where she asked him, as an eighteen month old, where his ears and mouth were without knowing I went out and bought every ‘body part’ book I could find. This was by far one of the top books out of the selection I picked up and it continues to be a favorite with Littlebug now.

“Eric Carle does a fantastic job of teaching children all about the basics we, as adults, take for granted and making it entertaining for everyone reading. Parents looking to help their kiddos out with basic body parts shouldn’t miss this book. You will enjoy every minute of wiggling and laughing as you explore with the little one’s around you all the fun body parts to know.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages Newborn to 5. A must have for all kiddos looking to learn and have fun at the same time.

For the Comments: Do you have a favorite Eric Carle book? Which one?

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18 Responses to Book Review: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

  1. Pussreboots says:

    We have From Head to Toe in our collection. As it turns out I was thinking of putting it back into rotation. We always have a small pile of books that we’re reading and re-reading from our home library.

    Our favorite Eric Carle book is Have You Seen My Cat. I really can’t count how many times I’ve read that book over the years.
    .-= Pussreboots´s last blog ..Review: Dreamstone =-.

    • What a funny coincidence! I’ve honestly never read Have You Seen My Cat before, but I’m going to have to look for it because Littlebug is a huge “kitty” fan right now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We haven’t read this one but I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and my daughter loved Brown Bear, Brown Bear. We had two copies and they are literally falling apart.
    .-= Debbie’s World of Books´s last blog ..May in Review =-.

  3. You are seriously the cutest.
    Great post 🙂

    Thanks for always being such a good pal and noticing my little (and big) changes.
    .-= Juju at Tales of´s last blog ..News Flash: My Unfair Godmother Cover Revealed =-.

  4. Oh HUGE Eric Carle Fan here!!! My younguest is on a Very Hungry Caterpillar kick right now, my other fav is Brown Bear, Brown Bear (his was oldests fav too) Debbie, too funny but the spins on mine are wearing dwon too, makes me sad BUT shows how loved the books are 🙂
    .-= Mel (He Followed Me Home)´s last blog ..Review: She’s So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott =-.

    • Isn’t it funny how it seems like every Eric Carle book has some appeal at one time or another? I know we do the rotation thing too and it’s great! Both the kids end up having at least one they’re reading at all times. Thankfully most of our spines are still intact, but slowly starting to wear down. I’m sure they’ll be loved to pieces by the time the kids are a little older! 🙂

  5. I just love Eric Carle’s books!!!

  6. Teresa says:

    We love Eric Carle’s books and have many in rotation. The current favorite is The Very Busy Spider.
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas =-.

  7. Pam T~ says:

    Wow, tough one. It would either be Brown Bear, Brown Bear or Hungry Caterpillar. Both are such great read alouds.
    .-= Pam T~´s last blog ..Our Best Camping Tips =-.

  8. That is so cute! I can picture Grandbebe Girl Makayla enjoying this one!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  9. Emily says:

    The kids in my class LOVE this book, especially when we act out all the animal poses! My favorite book, though, would have to be either The Grouchy Ladybug or The Tiny Seed. Those ones are very popular in my preschool class too. 😀

    • The animal poses are the best part of this book I think! It’s so cute to watch little kiddos try and move around like that. Now I have two more Carle books to take a look at, thank you! 🙂

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