Heads by Matthew Van Fleet
I am a huge fan of Van Fleet and his mix of clever tabs with very humorous touches. Perfect for small hands, his books withstand a lot of play from the smallest children. This book follows his Tails book. Here the rollicking rhyme takes readers from one type of head to another. It features heads to touch, like the woolly and hairy heads. It also takes a funny look at necks, ears, mouths, tongues, noses and eyes. A great introduction to the various body parts, what sets this book apart are the pull tabs that bring the illustrations to life. The terrific part is that even the most jaded adults will be surprised at the artistry and humor here.
Van Fleet excels at writing words that flow and dance in a jaunty jig. His text can be read aloud effortlessly. His art is cartoony, silly and even the parts that don’t move have small humorous touches to watch for.
Ideal for a birthday or holiday present for any toddler, this book is a treat. The only problem is figuring out which child gets to pull the next pull tab! Appropriate for ages 1-3.
Reviewed from copy received from Simon & Schuster.