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About Play This Book and Pet This Book:
There are lots of ways little hands can make music or take care of animals. Each page of these interactive books invites readers to TAP, STRUM, CRASH — PLAY or PAT, FEED, BRUSH — LOVE! With delightful rhyming texts and engaging illustrations, these books are full of instruments — and animals — who can’t wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and PLAY THIS BOOK/PET THIS BOOK!
A clever combination of interactive elements and good old-fashioned read-aloud know-how. Whether it’s storytime for a large group or one-on-one laptime, just try and stop kids from following this book’s titular encouragement. — Kirkus (PLAY THIS BOOK)
Music-loving kids will go nuts for this interactive book. . . . Wiseman’s illustrations shine with bold strokes and bright colors and an inclusive cast of kid musicians. The book ends, of course, with thunderous applause. — School Library Journal (PLAY THIS BOOK)
Written in snappy, bouncy rhymes and featuring pictures on expansive spreads, this book is an excellent choice for group sharing. . . . The illustrations . . . feature bold, bright colors, making it eye-catching for young readers. . . . A fun, interactive read-aloud perfect for a pet-themed storytime. — School Library Journal (PET THIS BOOK)
The inclusion of lively sound effects for each animal will indeed encourage interactive participation . . . and the bold illustrations make this a natural for read-alouds. — Booklist (PET THIS BOOK)
- Play This Book — School Library Journal’s 2018 Picture Books list
- Play This Book — School Library Journal’s 2018 Picture Book Readalouds list
- Play This Book — Nominated for the 2019 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award
- Pet This Book — Amazon Best Book of the Month for May
- Play This Book — BookRiot’s “50 Must-Read Preschool Books“
- Play This Book and Pet This Book— Nominated for the 2019 Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) Bell Awards in the categories “TALK” and “PLAY”
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