Nose to Toes
Elizabeth Levin is a professor of psychology at Laurentian University.
Nose to Toes encourages young readers to experiment with the ways in
which the body can move. It does this by suggesting actions the child
can do to simulate the actions of a variety of animals. For example, a
child with closed eyes can pretend to be a kangaroo jumping with long,
strong legs, or a child slurping spaghetti can pretend to be a robin
eating a yummy worm.
The book is richly illustrated with colorful images of children and
animals. And what sets it apart from other similar books is its “Guess
What?” section. Here the reader is provided with some animal facts
related to the animals in the text (e.g., a kangaroo can go as fast as a
car in the city; chimpanzees have a big toe that works like a thumb).
Parents may appreciate this ready source of facts for their child’s
many questions. This book makes a nice addition to a preschooler’s