Book Review “Whose Toes Are Those?”

Author: Sally Symes
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Board book: 22 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Brdbk edition
Release Date: December 11, 2012

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

“Whose Toes Are Those?” is a very cute book, which let preschoolers keep guessing who’s hiding. Whether it is tails, toes, noses — it is short running 22 pages but has enough to keep the little reader interested throughout and also keep coming back to see which each animal is peeking out.  This is a really clever book and recommend for all parents looking to keep your little one entertained and also stimulated.

Premise: Whose tail? Whose toes? Whose twitchy nose? Who is that hiding behind a big hunk of cheese? What has a cold wet nose, a big pink snout, or a long gray trunk? In this lift-the-flap book for the very young, simple, repetitive text and bold, bright illustrations combine to make a funny guessing-game of a book.

The book is worded from author, Sally Symes.  It is repetitive like advertised but very effective and memorable.  She is also the author of “Yawn”.  The book is perfectly illustrated by Nick Sharratt, who also worked with Sally Symes on “Yawn” and also is the author-illustrator of “What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?”, “Dinosaurs’ Day Out”, and “The Foggy, Foggy Forest”. The illustrations are sharp and very colorful. I look forward to the next installment!

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