Heads and Tails (Hardcover)

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Heads and Tails (Hardcover)

By John Canty, John Canty (Illustrator)


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White fluffy tail or blue-green feathers? Hop, slither, and fly from one page to the next in this fun guessing book.

Would you be able to guess an animal if you could see only its tail? Clever clues and a turn of the page reveal its identity. Whether the answer is a slow-moving turtle or a slippery-scaled snake, kids will delight in sharpening their creature-identification skills. Fine-lined illustrations adapted from nineteenth-century artwork give this book a classic feel, paired with soft watercolors and simple, colorful text to keep young eyes entertained. A perfect read-aloud for little ones who love animals — and for those who love showing that they know the answer.
John Canty is an artist, designer, and writer. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781536200331
ISBN-10: 1536200336
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
In this minimalist Australian import, readers are encouraged to guess animals based on select written and visual clues...A clever conceit.
—Kirkus Reviews

In an elegantly designed guess-the-animal outing, subjects introduce themselves using brief, descriptive clues...An unexpected conclusion invites readers to be a featured animal, as well: “I love to play. I learn new things every day. I am growing. I am... Me!”
—Publishers Weekly