Lick! by Matthew Van Fleet


With incredibly sturdy pull-tabs and other tactile features, this board book will take a licking from enthusiastic toddlers.
Using expressive animal cartoons, Van Fleet shows readers the variety of tongues in the animal world and some of their unique capabilities. Something of a tongue twister to read aloud, the rhyming text is playful : “Tongue tastes sour, Tongue tastes ICK! / Tongue tastes yummy—lick, lick, lick!” The interactive features are the real star here, from rough, slick and sticky tactile tongues to heads animated by oversized, easy-to-manipulate pull-tabs. The cleverest feature by far is the baby tiger that blows readers a Bronx cheer via a pull-tab and a noise maker embedded in the book on the very last page.
This is sure to be hit with action-oriented toddlers. (Board book. 14 pages)