Book Review: From Head to Toe

Rating: ★★★★☆

In Eric Carl’s engaging book for toddlers, an array of animals  take turns showing an action they can do and each ask a child, “Can you do it?” Each child responds by copying the action, saying “I can do it!”  Preschoolers will follow the children’s example and learn the names of animals, body parts and action verbs like turning, clapping, stomping, and so on — as well as skills of following instructions and learning to perform the different actions.  There’s even a bit of humor on the final page when the roles switch and a child asks a parrot if it can wiggle its toe. The parrot responds “I can do it! I can do it!” The engaging sequence of similar verbal interactions is perfect for preschoolers, who are still getting oriented in the world and find reassurance in predictable patterns.

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Publication Information: Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe. HarperFestival. 1999. ISBN: 0694013013.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 00-04
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Posted on November 16, 2014


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