Book review by
Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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A fun starter pop-up book for toddlers.

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age 2+
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's nothing objectionable in this beginner pop-up book. Rhyming text accompanies pictures with touch-me textures, movable parts, and fold-out pages.

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Parent of a 2 and 6-year-old Written byDogLover in DE June 3, 2011

Very cute and nice book.

Cute pop up book that my 2 year old son loves. My six year old daughter loves ready it to him. Very sturdy for a pop up book--we only had one tail break off.

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What's the story?

Lively animals, rhyming text, and pop-up features illustrate the different tails of various animals, from crocodiles to peacocks to pigs.

Is it any good?

This busy pop-up book is short on plot but long on fun. Each page has something to do -- a tab to pull to make eggs hatch or a fluffy tail to pet. A short sentence runs across the two facing pages, making this a quick read, but kids may want to linger on the pop-up features. The book is sturdier than most pop-up books, with heavy pages and chunky tabs, but most toddlers and preschoolers will require adult supervision (and help).

Kids will love playing with the book but some may not be interested in the rather mundane text. Simple rhymes do little more than slow down kids anxious to hurry and pull the next tab. Fortunately, the pictures and pop-ups give readers lots to discuss as they move through the book.

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  • Families can talk about the diverse animals and discuss the mini-stories contained in the pictures. "Look at the monkeys tickling the pandas. Do you like to be tickled?" Or, "That daddy crocodile looks grouchy, why do you think that is?"

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