Title: Tap the Magic Tree Board Book*
Contributors: Christie Matheson
Format: Board Book
Age Range: Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
The board book edition of the acclaimed interactive picture book about the changing seasons, which School Library Journal called “a treasure to behold.”
Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or blow it a kiss. Innovative and timeless, Tap the Magic Tree gives even the youngest reader the chance to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. Now that’s interactive—and magical!
It begins with a bare brown tree. But tap that tree, turn the page, and one bright green leaf has sprouted. Tap again—one, two, three, four—and four more leaves have grown on the next page. Pat, clap, wiggle, jiggle, and blossoms bloom, apples grow, and the leaves swirl away with the autumn breeze. The collage-and-watercolor art evokes the bright simplicity of Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle, and the interactive concept will delight fans of Pat the Bunny. Combining a playful spirit and a sense of wonder about nature, Christie Matheson has created a new modern classic that is a winner in every season—and every story time!