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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (1969)

by Al Perkins, Eric Gurney (Illustrator)

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Series: Bright & Early Books

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Easy-to-read rhyming text describes what can be done on a drum with hand, fingers, and thumb.

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This is a fun book, especially with a toddler. The reader and a listener can drum along on the book or a nearby surface; practice shaking hands and waving; and imagining rings on fingers and picking apples. The variety of "monkeys" is nice, too. A problem with the characters is that the monkeys appear to actually be apes. This could start a conversation about the differences. ( )
  aspirit | Apr 6, 2019 |
This book can be used to demonstrate rhythm to students and how it can be used in literature. ( )
  darbyhunter1 | Oct 23, 2018 |
The story of the monkeys drumming differentiates between fingers and thumbs. The monkeys also play other musical instruments and drums of various shapes and sizes. Repetitive wording ( )
  rpankey | Apr 2, 2018 |
for Cambron to read to baby sister
  PAJohnson0713 | Jul 2, 2017 |
Also a classic with a fantastic rhyming scheme. ( )
  bespen | Apr 7, 2017 |
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"It's not (just) the refrain that makes this book so great -- it's the monkeys. Illustrator Eric Gurney's drumming monkeys are a motley collection of comic beatnik simians, sporting sweater-vests, giant muttonchops, goatees, and big golden rings."
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Al Perkinsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gurney, EricIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Seuss, Dr.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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