From Head to Toe

From Head to Toe

Book - 1997
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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!Alligators wiggle, elephants stop, gorillas thump, and giraffes bend. Can you do it? ' I can do it!' is the confidence-building message of this fun-filled interactive picture book. A variety of familiar animals invite young children to copy their antics, and as they play, they will learn such important skills as careful listening, focusing attention, and following instructions. Just as alphabet books introduce the very young child to letters and simple words, From Head to Toe introduces the basic body parts and simple body movements. And in the same way that children progress from understanding simple words to reading and writing sentences and stories, so they will progress from simple body movements to dancing, gymnastics, and other sports and activities, with confidence and pleasure.

Eric Carle's colorful collages have delighted children for more than a generation. Each book provides hours of fun while encouraging them to stretch their imaginations. His matchless words and illustrations now send out a new challenge:

Are you ready?
Here we go!
Move yourself
From Head to Toe.

Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, c1997.
ISBN: 9780060235161
Branch Call Number: j P FAVORITE CARLE E
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm.


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Learn body parts and make animal noises with another fun read from Eric Carle!

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VaughanPLKelly May 31, 2017

A fun, active picture book that will get children moving during a storytime!

mvkramer Mar 25, 2016

A great book to get kids moving!

This is always a good book at storytime and the kids love moving like the animals. The children like to extend the activities by shuffling like penguins and jumping like frogs. Ensure there is space for movement if you are doing public reading!

lxi4 Jun 23, 2014

Fun for kids who like to move around during storytelling

Read_at_MarkhamPL Nov 27, 2011

A fun book for storytime to get the kids involved and moving. Make sure you have plenty of space for all the actions!

Feb 08, 2011

My 2.5 year old loves this book. Great for getting him moving and learning about his body.

beckz Sep 29, 2007

A great book with one child or a group of children where they can join in on the actuions that the animals are doing in the story. Recommend for storytimes, and specifically 2-5 year olds.


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lxi4 Jun 23, 2014

"I am a camel and I bend my knees. Can you do it?"


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