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FUNNY FEET by Liesbet Slegers


by Liesbet Slegers, illustrated by Liesbet Slegers

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60537-089-7
Publisher: Clavis

No set of feet is exactly alike.

Mix-and-match pictures of seven animals (and one insect) and their feet create some unusual combinations. Thick, black lines delineate each animal against a contrasting background. The bottom third of the drawing occupies a separate, split page, allowing to swap an animal's feet for a different set of pins. The left side features a solid-colored background for the text; a new color introduces each character. Rather ho-hum dialogue begins with the appropriate sound, then discusses another attribute, ending by drawing readers' attention to the feet. “BAAA, says the sheep. / 'See my warm woolen fleece! / My feet are small hooves. / Can you find me some different feet?' ” The results may elicit some giggles; the stocky body of the thundering elephant joined with the ladybug's appendages or frog's flippers can't help but amuse. Companion titles Funny Tails and Funny Ears follow a similar set-up; sturdy flaps suit these particular puzzles.

The ability to play matchmaker provides some solid entertainment. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)