Author(s): Matthew Van Fleet
From the creator of the New York Times bestsellers Heads and Dog. Oink, cluck, squeak, moo . . . cock-a-doodle-doo! Ingeniously designed flaps and pull tabs, accompanied by pettable textures, offer a flock of interactive fun in this innovative introduction to the habits and distinctive voices of seven species of barnyard residents. Toddlers will delight in identifying and imitating each critter!
Moo "Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton. S&S/Wiseman, $16.99 (18p) ISBN 978-1-4424-3503-2" Using a formula similar to its predecessors, Cat and Dog, Van Fleet's interactive board book identifies farm animals using simple, playful rhymes: "Mommy cow, / Baby calf, / Shaggy daddy bull./ Moo cow, / Milk the cow--/ grab the udder, pull!" (The farmer's hands milk the cow at the pull of a tab, while a cat turns its mouth toward the spraying milk.) Textures--a woolly sheep, a duck's downy chest feathers--provide a touch-and-feel aspect, while flaps and pop-ups make this a playful excursion. Ages 2-up. --"Publishers Weekly," July 18, 2011