Hot Best Seller

From Head to Toe

Availability: Ready to download

From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe, a colorful and energetic book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! This oversize paperback is perfect for classroom sharing. Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their handincluding The From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe, a colorful and energetic book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! This oversize paperback is perfect for classroom sharing. Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play. Through Carle’s vibrant collages and simple instructions, children will learn the importance of listening, exercising, and taking on a new challenge. Join the giraffes, monkeys, donkeys, seals, and more for a frolicking, fun adventure!


Compare

From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe, a colorful and energetic book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! This oversize paperback is perfect for classroom sharing. Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their handincluding The From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe, a colorful and energetic book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! This oversize paperback is perfect for classroom sharing. Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play. Through Carle’s vibrant collages and simple instructions, children will learn the importance of listening, exercising, and taking on a new challenge. Join the giraffes, monkeys, donkeys, seals, and more for a frolicking, fun adventure!

30 review for From Head to Toe

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Brown

    Duuuuuuude I absolutely love this, and want to give it 5 stars, but WHY DID THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK HAVE TO ADD IN THE "I'M A DONKEY AND I KICK MY LEGS. CAN YOU DO IT?" FUCK YOU, ERIC CARLE. I'VE ALREADY BEEN BEATEN UP IN STORYTIME, I'M NOT GETTING BEATEN UP AGAIN. On a more reasonable note, I will just paperclip that page so it is never seen by children's eyes during storytime. Because the book is great, with good interactive movement and different animals doing different things. I really think it' Duuuuuuude I absolutely love this, and want to give it 5 stars, but WHY DID THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK HAVE TO ADD IN THE "I'M A DONKEY AND I KICK MY LEGS. CAN YOU DO IT?" FUCK YOU, ERIC CARLE. I'VE ALREADY BEEN BEATEN UP IN STORYTIME, I'M NOT GETTING BEATEN UP AGAIN. On a more reasonable note, I will just paperclip that page so it is never seen by children's eyes during storytime. Because the book is great, with good interactive movement and different animals doing different things. I really think it'd be great for all ages. But damn you, donkey.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marcelle Kosman

    Listen this is an incredible book. Not only is it a riveting story of attempts and accomplishments across multi-species lines (CAN you do it???), it celebrates each highlighted ability equally. Its greatest strength is the illustrations. The multi-racial children are ALL gender ambiguous and their animal pairings explode gender and racial stereotypes. IMHO 9/10; lacks clear inclusion of disabilities.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dianne

    Anyone who reads a lot of Eric Carle's books cannot fail to notice that there is a hierarchy of things that turn Carle on: 1. Animals. Carle obviously adores animals. 2. Fabrics. Carle loves texture and pattern. 3. Human hair. His hair is somewhat less pleasing than his fabrics And then somewhere, way, way down at the bottom of the hierarchy comes "Human face and figure." It is always jarring to me to compare his beautifully articulated animals that practically ro Anyone who reads a lot of Eric Carle's books cannot fail to notice that there is a hierarchy of things that turn Carle on: 1. Animals. Carle obviously adores animals. 2. Fabrics. Carle loves texture and pattern. 3. Human hair. His hair is somewhat less pleasing than his fabrics And then somewhere, way, way down at the bottom of the hierarchy comes "Human face and figure." It is always jarring to me to compare his beautifully articulated animals that practically roar and pop off the page with his blocky, oddly proportioned human bodies and his primitive human faces. But it is especially jarring in From Head to Toe, in which every page pairs an animal with a human figure. Carle's kicking donkey bursts with so much muscular energy that the reader almost wants to duck to avoid a hoof to the head; and the child that accompanies the donkey is all rectangles - not a muscle, or even a curve, in sight here. It's hard to integrate these illustrations visually - how can the artist who so readily evokes the arching of a cat or the stomping of an elephant be the same artist who foists upon us these blocky, unconvincing children? Having said that, the book is fun to get down on the floor and act out with a toddler - especially fun in bad weather when you've run out of indoor activities and just need to move!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Charlie - A Reading Machine

    No story or character arcs at all just a bunch of animals saying "can you do this?"

  5. 5 out of 5

    Candace

    In this interactive book the animals do something and the child does it too. For example, a seal claps, a giraffe bends its neck and a camel bends its knees. The collage illustrations are large and colorful. The sentences are in a question and answer format. The exercises will keep young bodies moving. Readers will want to join in these fun activities with the animals.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Annette Taylor-james

    This is a very interactive book so this is not for circle time if you want them to sit. The children love to be real silly with the actions in this book mimicking what they can do from head to toe; funny indeed.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shawn Deal

    A cute book that goes through several animals showing what they can do in body movements as compared to a human. Very clever.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    Jorgia loved this book so much! Lots of giggles :p

  9. 4 out of 5

    Allie

    Title: From Head to Toe Author: Eric Carle Genre: Predictable Book Theme(s): Body movements, body parts, abilities, repetition, animals Opening line/sentence: I am a penguin and I can turn my head. Can you do it? Brief Book Summary: I am a penguin and I can turn my head. Can you do it? In this classic Eric Carle book, he depicts animals teaching children how to do simple movements with their bodies. Each time a child is able to copy the animal they say with joy, “I can do it!” Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Malcolm (BookHive) This is a parti/>Professional/>Brief/>Opening/>:/>:/>: Title: From Head to Toe Author: Eric Carle Genre: Predictable Book Theme(s): Body movements, body parts, abilities, repetition, animals Opening line/sentence: I am a penguin and I can turn my head. Can you do it? Brief Book Summary: I am a penguin and I can turn my head. Can you do it? In this classic Eric Carle book, he depicts animals teaching children how to do simple movements with their bodies. Each time a child is able to copy the animal they say with joy, “I can do it!” Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Malcolm (BookHive) This is a participatory book by renowned children’s book author Eric Carle. Children can bend their necks and turn their heads, and do other motions throughout the picture book. This book can also uplift a child’s self-esteem and act as a means of motivation. Every time the narrator asks children to mimic an animal’s movement, the characters boldly answer “I can do it!” and a child is seen on each page doing the movement. This will book can forge an interactive relationship between storyteller and their audience. It is a must read for young children. Professional Recommendation/Review #2: HarperCollins Can you turn your head like a penguin? Raise your shoulders like a buffalo? Thump your chest like a gorilla? Carle's boldly colored collages on white backgrounds exaggerate each animal's movements and lend this 'animal-aerobics' approach to exercise visual as well as physical fun. Response to Two Professional Reviews: The professional reviews both see this book as a positive motivator for young children as well as a way to get them involved in fun movements or exercises. They both touch on the classic Eric Carle collages. Lastly, both reviews discuss the animal theme, which along with each of the other repetitive themes in the book, can be used as a teaching tool. Evaluation of Literary Elements: This book is perfect for a young audience due to its repetitive and predictable nature. The brightly colored pictures against the white background create a fun vibrant image. Through these pictures and words, children can mimic the animals and learn these fun movements just like the children from the book. Consideration of Instructional Application: This book can be used to teach children to take risks and (as Malcolm said) promote self-esteem. Teachers can have students stand and teach the class a movement. It can even be used to inspire tissue paper collages in an art project.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Chind

    Read from the HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics . I prefer Carle's other books, but it is a fun lead in to singing. This is one my daughter can "read" alone after only a time or two of reading and she loves to do the actions as well, it's a pretty good get up and play story. -- Added board book to our shelves. 3/10/13

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amy Beckett

    I took this book with me to Barcelona in my first year of uni, where I had the opportunity to teach English in a small village primary school. This was such an interactive and fun way for children to begin to learn basic words in the English language and solidify their knowledge by acting out the described movements. We read this book as a shared reading activity in their hall, acting out each page brought such excitement for the children and really boosted their confidence in learning English.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    A question-and-answer format introduces young children to basic body parts and simple movements. Different animals ask the questions; several children give the answers. Young readers will happily embrace the opportunity to move and be part of the action. Young children will enjoy the illustrations and will have fun identifying the various animals in the book. Highly recommended.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Grosser

    I watched an old episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and there was a feature on Eric Carle. It showed how Eric creates his paintings and then he read this book with Mr. Rogers. It was very entertaining and educational.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    My favorite Eric Carle book. Would be great when you want the kids up and moving.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hunter Paul

    I love to try all the things the animals do in this book!! My favorite is to kick like a donkey!

  16. 5 out of 5

    extraordinary ordinary whimsy

    I love this one and need to get a copy asap. We turn it into a pose like an animal game.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Miss Kelly

    For kids who can hold their necks up!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Lin

    This is a great book because in this book it show different action movement for children. Also children can have their gross motor skill to move their body. They also can learn different type of emotion from this book and thing that they know. It is a good book for children.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shante' Polite

    Title: From Head to Toe Author: Eric Carle Publisher and Date: HarperFestival, 1999 This book is about how a variety of animals move in a variety of ways. Each animal is always followed by a child copying them. The characters of the various animals and the various children show that everybody can do the same thing, no matter how different they are. The writing style of the book contains words that are easy for the children to read. Also, the text repeats during the book. The Title: From Head to Toe Author: Eric Carle Publisher and Date: HarperFestival, 1999 This book is about how a variety of animals move in a variety of ways. Each animal is always followed by a child copying them. The characters of the various animals and the various children show that everybody can do the same thing, no matter how different they are. The writing style of the book contains words that are easy for the children to read. Also, the text repeats during the book. The illustrations are very colorful images that consist of an animal and a child. They are drawn to show that both animals and people can do the same things. The book has a pretty decent pace, not too fast and not to slow. Each event has enough time to happen and the author has enough events to get the message across. A child can also have the ability to identify with the situation or characters throughout the book. The common elements of this book just like the others are the presence of nature and animals. They are very important in this book because it shows that no matter where you come from, you can do anything that other people can do. Also, the book can open the children’s eyes up to see that a variety of animals inhabit this Earth. The book teaches the children a variety of lessons that will open their eyes to a new perspective on the world. The age group that would benefit from reading this book is ages 2 through 7. Activity: The children could take turns mimicking different animal movements and sounds and have the other students who are not participating try to guess what animal they are imitating.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Annalisa

    Eric Carle's book "From head to toe" is a fantastic book! The large, colorful pictures and the simple, clear text keep children bending and stretching right along with the animals! Each page of this book has a different animal moving a different body part and a picture of a kid doing the same thing. The kids can imitate you doing the movement, or some kids will even look at the picture and copy the animal or kid. Some of the pictures are more fun than others. My son especially like the gorilla, Eric Carle's book "From head to toe" is a fantastic book! The large, colorful pictures and the simple, clear text keep children bending and stretching right along with the animals! Each page of this book has a different animal moving a different body part and a picture of a kid doing the same thing. The kids can imitate you doing the movement, or some kids will even look at the picture and copy the animal or kid. Some of the pictures are more fun than others. My son especially like the gorilla, the donkey(kicking behind him), and the elephant (stomping). I can see this book used successfully with large groups and small. It's a great book for moving around and for learning body part vocabulary and some verbs. Eric Carle is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book with few words that has been translated into more than 55 languages. He was born in the U.S. and was raised in Germany. His background is in graphic design but since the late 1960's when he illustrated Bill Martin Jr's "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" he has been creating books for children. His illustrations are collages made with his own hand-painted tissue papers, a technique many children have replicated and enjoyed in their classrooms and at home. Carle with his wife Barbara, are the co-founder of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    I read this book as a part of the picture book challenge I am participating in on my blog. One of the categories was to read a book that is a book by Eric Carle so I decided to choose this book. If you're interested in the picture book categories I'll be reading from as part of the challenge be sure to check out the link here: 2017 Challenges. After reading so much Eric Carle last year, I was happy to find that I still enjoyed his works and this one in particular. I was definitely fooled by the cov I read this book as a part of the picture book challenge I am participating in on my blog. One of the categories was to read a book that is a book by Eric Carle so I decided to choose this book. If you're interested in the picture book categories I'll be reading from as part of the challenge be sure to check out the link here: 2017 Challenges. After reading so much Eric Carle last year, I was happy to find that I still enjoyed his works and this one in particular. I was definitely fooled by the cover in seeing the blue gorilla because I thought that it was going to be solely about animals. Little did I know that this book encourages movement in children with the help of animals. If you're looking for a way to assist your young child in moving around more or becoming more flexible I would definitely recommend this book. The various movements and motions had me wanting to attempt various twist and turns! I loved that the text overall moves the child in the direction of proving that they, like the animals, are capable of being just as flexible as the animals they see from day to day. I think this is great read aloud material and something parents/guardians should think about doing with their little ones. The artwork was great as always and in the amazing style of Eric Carle.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nora Ramirez

    I did like this book because children love to read or listen to a book that has body movement. The pictures are great, and they are easy for children to copy the movements. They are able to see different animals and how they move. During reading time we can talk about animals, the different movements, and colors. I think children would respond with excitement to this book. While reading this book, I would read it first. Then, I would demonstrate the movement the animals do. (Can you d I did like this book because children love to read or listen to a book that has body movement. The pictures are great, and they are easy for children to copy the movements. They are able to see different animals and how they move. During reading time we can talk about animals, the different movements, and colors. I think children would respond with excitement to this book. While reading this book, I would read it first. Then, I would demonstrate the movement the animals do. (Can you do it? I can do it!)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sally Todd

    Eric Carle delivers another imaginative reading book to introduce the different parts of the body to children. The book allows creativity amongst children, whilst pointing at the various body parts – ‘I am a camel and I bend my knees. Can you do it?’ The main emphasis of the book is about movement – and I can see it being used in initial warm up exercises in lower key stage one P.E lessons. The book will engage children because of its interactive nature of the story.

  24. 5 out of 5

    SaraLaLa

    Pretty much a standard Eric Carl book. It provides a good list of a variety of animals and verbs. The thing I like about it is that it almost invites the reader to participate in the activities the characters are doing.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Good book to get the kids participating through movement.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jewel

    Any thing that gets my kid moving is good

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nabia CHIKER

    Eric Carle is known for his simplicity and this book is no different. Both the illustrations and the text are kept to a minimum. On each spread, a creature introduces itself, moves a particular part of its body (sequence goes from "head to toe") and asks a child to do the same ("I am a penguin and I turn my head. Can you do it?"). In each case, the children joyfully reply with "I can do it!"-and then also mimic the movement. There are several times where, Carle creates strange similarities betw Eric Carle is known for his simplicity and this book is no different. Both the illustrations and the text are kept to a minimum. On each spread, a creature introduces itself, moves a particular part of its body (sequence goes from "head to toe") and asks a child to do the same ("I am a penguin and I turn my head. Can you do it?"). In each case, the children joyfully reply with "I can do it!"-and then also mimic the movement. There are several times where, Carle creates strange similarities between human features (those of a child- the reader) and features of the animal. The amusing twist of the story is when the human and animal characters’ reverse roles in the final scene, as a barefoot child wiggles his toe and asks a parrot if it can do the same. The question-answer format that this book follows allows for young children to really engage with the story and its simplicity allows for them to be able to read it alone after its been read to them once or twice. In terms of children with EAL, I found this book such an interactive and fun way for children to begin to learn basic words in the English language and solidify their knowledge by acting out the described movements. We read this book as a shared reading activity and acting out each page brought such excitement for the children and really boosted their confidence in learning English. This book is a must-have for the foundation stage classrooms. Young children will enjoy the illustrations and will have fun identifying the various animals in the book And they will happily take the opportunity to move and be part of the action.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Mooney

    From Head to Toe is an interactive story that is written to get children moving along with the actions in the book. Children are able to copy what each animal does and use actions to help remember the words in the book. The book can be used for children to learn animals, what animals do in the wild, and how they can associate words with actions. The author was successful in pointing out distinguishable actions made by each animal. The illustrations showed the actions and a child doing them so th From Head to Toe is an interactive story that is written to get children moving along with the actions in the book. Children are able to copy what each animal does and use actions to help remember the words in the book. The book can be used for children to learn animals, what animals do in the wild, and how they can associate words with actions. The author was successful in pointing out distinguishable actions made by each animal. The illustrations showed the actions and a child doing them so that other children can mimic the action as well. This used to be one of my favorite stories growing up and i enjoyed being able to interact while reading the book. I chose this book as apart of my author study. I am going to be studying Erik Carle and the rest of his interactive books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jackson Delfosse

    Copyright: 1997 Genre: Fiction Pages: 32 Reading Level: P-1 D Lit Requirement: Interactive book 3 Summary: A fun collage picture book that will make kids clap and rhyme. The book teaches about the names of some animals but the weird thing was that some of the colors of the animals are wrong. The wrong color of the animal is meant to bring the kids attention in and make them pay attention to what the animal is doing like staring at them. Response: I thought the book Copyright: 1997 Genre: Fiction Pages: 32 Reading Level: P-1 D Lit Requirement: Interactive book 3 Summary: A fun collage picture book that will make kids clap and rhyme. The book teaches about the names of some animals but the weird thing was that some of the colors of the animals are wrong. The wrong color of the animal is meant to bring the kids attention in and make them pay attention to what the animal is doing like staring at them. Response: I thought the book itself is one that i would read to my kids. It is so simply written and illustrated that its easy to see and understand for kids. The font is larger and the lines are short throughout the book. It would be a good little read for I would say a bedtime story or just a little story during the day to keep the kids up.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dora

    Week 7: Author Study Week Interest Level: Grades K - 2 Reading Level: Grade level Equivalent: 2.5 Lexile® Measure: 80L DRA: 6 Guided Reading: D Type of Book: Emergent Reader Book Age Range: 4-8 Grade Level: Prek-2nd Eric Carle continues to engage us as we read his books. This story invites children to act along with each animal as they make a movement and mimic their movements. This would be a great book to teach students that they can do a Week 7: Author Study Week Interest Level: Grades K - 2 Reading Level: Grade level Equivalent: 2.5 Lexile® Measure: 80L DRA: 6 Guided Reading: D Type of Book: Emergent Reader Book Age Range: 4-8 Grade Level: Prek-2nd Eric Carle continues to engage us as we read his books. This story invites children to act along with each animal as they make a movement and mimic their movements. This would be a great book to teach students that they can do anything they put their minds to. I don't see any potential problems with this book to use in the classroom. I love his unique ways of drawing and showing character expression in his books with his unique way of illustrating his books.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.