Friday, February 12, 2016

Finger Puppet Board Books

This week's list of board books focuses on books where a finger puppet is part of the story.

In My… series by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich
This series publishes very short books for very young children featuring different animals snuggled up with their families in their various habitats. In each book, a finger puppet of the starring animal peeks out through a hole in the center of all the pages, so that the animal engages in a different action on each page. Animals represented in the series so far are: butterfly, owl, fish, bird, rabbit, bear, dolphin, monkey, mouse, deer, and horse.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Finger Puppet Book (ISBN: 9780448455976)In this simplified version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the caterpillar munches and counts his way through several pieces of fruit, then transforms into a beautiful butterfly.

My Little… holiday series by Sara Gillingham 
Each of the books in this series features a finger puppet of a baby's face, which peeks into various scenes to teach little ones about a given holiday. So far, this series includes books about Valentine's Day, Christmas, and Easter.

Little… series from Chronicle Books 
These very basic books each introduce a different animal, who is part of a simple story introducing his or her habits and habitat. There are more than 20 books in the series, included titles about a bunny, ladybug, bee, duck, and lion.
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