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Do You Have A Tail?
Author: Simms Taback
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Binding: Board Book
Year Distributed: 2013 - 2014
Availability: Past Books
This delightful book asks animals about their nose, eyes, and ears and asks the readers if they too have these same body parts. Blue Apple Books printed this edition with the moose cover, especially for Maine kids in the Raising Readers program.
Age Group 9 months
What’s Happening at this Age
- Beginning to ‘choose’ a bedtime book by reaching for it
- Beginning to look towards items you point to
- Enjoying hiding for peekaboo
- Imitating sounds
Your baby is likely developing some favorite books. They may even present you with what they want you to read when you hold up a couple of choices of books. Their attention span is getting longer so they may be able to enjoy a book with a couple of sentences to the page. They may also start pointing to things when you ask a question such as, ”Where’s the bunny?” Peekaboo is a favorite game as your dear one is just now starting to learn about how permanent things are. Will you still be behind your hands when you say Peekaboo? Oh good! It’s you!
Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 9-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!
Why did we select this book?
When looking for books for this age, we love to discover books with bold, solid backgrounds with sharp images and illustrations on top. The illustrations of Simms Taback always have that clarity for babies and toddlers with growing eyesight. We also loved the conversation that the book has with both the animal and the child about what they have in common. Your baby is increasingly able to see details in pictures. This book offers multi-colored images that are compelling for children this age. This book also offers an interesting conversation that can start to teach children about "same" and "different" and the world around them.
This book does almost all the work for you! The book first asks the animal if it has a body part and then the book asks your child the same thing. Help your child make the connections that the author is playing with by pointing to the zebra’s nose and then to your child’s nose. Remember that asking your child questions is important at every age. Even if your child is too young to answer you, your questions make important connections for your child and shows them that you are curious about what they think. Your curiosity is a great thing for your child’s self-esteem and their desire to keep learning new things!
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