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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