Tails are irresistible to toddlers, and in Matthew Van Fleet s sturdy touch-and-feel board book, preschool-age pokers and prodders can finally tug to their heart s content. Engaging, cartoonish animals from tigers to pangolins romp across the pages as the rhyming text bounces along: Tails fluffy, / Tails stringy, / Scaled tails strong and clingy! Pull tabs, lift-able flaps, tufts of fur, and even a scratch-and-sniff skunk tail provide plenty of tactile surprises. Along the way, youngsters will learn about counting, opposites, and how animals use their tails. A tried and true tail-wagger! "
MATTHEW VAN FLEET has written and illustrated many books for children, including Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings, which has sold more than a million copies. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.