Many things are hard as a hammer or a stone -- And the dog's old bone. . . Ice is cold. We don't have to be told. So is snow. We love it though."" The familiar illustrations of Charlotte Steiner, in bold primary colors, tell of things children know and their textures -- soft, rough, slippery, smooth, wet or dry, warm or cool. After introducing examples of the way things feel, the author-artist reverses the tables for a little question period at the end which should make this book useful for classroom story circles at play-school or kindergarten level. . . . ""How does it feel in a buttoned-up coat? How does it feel when you step on a brush? Or put your hand in a raspberry bush?"" Good ignition to start discussions, this is a book about words which might play a role in reading readiness programs.