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Mania Picture Books


“Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons” by Jon J. Muth

“Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania!: by Cynthia Lord

“Go! Go! Go! Stop!” By Charise Mericle Harper

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat

“Hello My Name is Ruby” by Phillip Stead

“The Right Word : Roget and His Thesaurus” by Jennifer Bryant

Animal Pencils: 6 Picture Books Review

Our first six picture books review for 2014.

“Parrots Over Puerto Rico” by Cindy Trumbore & Susan L. Roth
“A Little Book of Sloth” by Lucy Cooke
“Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson (compatible with “Press Here” by Herve Tullet, reviewed November, 2011)
“Santiago Stays” by Angela Dominquez (compatible with “No David” by David Shannon
“Little Red Writing” by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet
“Year of the Jungle” by Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Tap Magic Tree

A written review by Cathie Sue

Readers take a walk through the seasons of an apple tree in this interactive picture book. When invited to do so by the gently rhyming text kids will pat, tap and blow on the pages. Upon turning the pages kids will discover seasonal changes to the bare tree shown on the first page.

The focus is on the single tree and its changes over time. This is a nice lesson in the concept of things happening one after another. High school art teachers take note: there’s a lot to learn from these simple illustrations. If you and your kids enjoyed Hervé Tullet’s Press Here you’ll want to own this one as well.