A rabbit, a fox, a horse, a monkey and a pig need help to find their proper tails.
On the first four double-page spreads, the animals appear in their natural habitats sporting a corkscrew-shaped tail. The serviceable text tells readers something is not right here, as on the rabbit page: “I eat carrots. That’s not my fluffy tail! Who am I?” Readers can pull a panel embedded in the page to slide the correct tail into position, while the name of the creature is also revealed. The owner of the curly tail appears on the last spread, and the final interactive feature is a spin dial allowing readers to match the pig up with the proper appendage. The companion book, Who Am I? This Is My Mouth, presents a different assortment of creatures sporting a green snout and in search of the right beak or nose. The text is written in verse here, but readers will hardly notice the forgettable lines when there are panels to slide and dials to spin. Fortunately, the interactive features in both offerings slide and spin easily and seem sturdy enough to stand up to repeated wear and tear. Rinaldo’s cheerful cartoons are done in friendly colors, the thick black lines used to draw the central creatures make them stand out, and subtle patterns within the landscapes provide some texture to the backgrounds.
While not much of a guessing game, little ones will enjoy the action of interactive elements. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)