Zip It: A First Book of Fasteners Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Fhiona Galloway
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Publication Date: March 2015

BISAC: JUV009000

Pages: 10

Book Format Detail: Case Bound Board Book

Retail Price: $12.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-554-8

ISBN-10: 1-58925-554-2

Dimensions: 9-1/4" x 9-1/4"

Zip Froggy's mouth from side to side.

See it shut, then open wide.

Let little hands loose on this first book of fasteners, featuring a zipper, button, laces, and more!

Five animals--from a frog whose lips actually zip to a pig with a literal button nose--help readers master the sometimes frustrating process of dealing with snaps, ties, and other fastening devices. Rhyming verses and step-by-step visual instructions provide encouragement, while the smiling animals create a subtly reassuring atmosphere. Hegarty saves the toughest task for last, inviting readers to tie the tails of two purple mice into a bow. "You might need an adult to help you here," notes a third mouse, who's quite right: even with an accompanying rhyme ("over/ under/ around/ and through/ pull loops tight/ then undo!"), the visual bow-tying directions aren't as clear as those in the preceding pages. (Mar.). 10p. Ages 3-up. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, c2015.<!--EndFragment-->