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Clap Hands [Board book]

Helen Oxenbury
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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2 Feb 2009
The much-loved and cherished babies are back in these delightful stories to help engage toddlers and encourage a love of reading.

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  • Board book: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (2 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140631935X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406319354
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "Your baby will love watching the plump little babies in this chunky boardbook clap, dance, bang and wave their way through their day. Lots of fun for babies of all ages." Parents"

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Clap your hands and make some noise with this bright and cheerful board book.

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Clap hands, dance and spin, open wide and pop it in, Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good book! 22 Jun 2009
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I'm not sure why but Helen Oxenbury books are always a big hit with my daughter. My mum loves them and read them to me when I was a baby, so they have withstood the test of time!

This is a fairly big book with good clear drawings and simple lyrics that flow well. It is a very short book, but my daughter adores it and you can't ask more than that! At 18 months she is switching more to simple stories, but this is definately one I will hold onto for any future children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertainingly illustrated with good rhymes 27 Sep 2000
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This is one a series of four fairly large size board books aimed at toddlers. They have large clear pictures with four babies (ethnicly distinguishable in a gentle sort of way) playing games a bit like a children's action rhyme. The rhymes are just the sort of thing children like to do: waving, banging pan lids etc. My nearly 2 year old identifies herelf with the bald baby and happily waves and bounces and giggles according to the pictures. My only complaint is that they are a bit big to be held by a child on a changing mat! Apart from that they're all great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 Feb 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I choose this book for the toddler group I run, it is a recommended book by the Scottish Book Trust for kids to engage with books. Big illustrations and simple words one can read to a group of young children. A short book may be a draw back for some people. You can do actions also with each page.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Clap Hands 27 Feb 2010
Format:Board book
Helen Oxenbury's Clap Hands is a simple tribute to activities that young children delight in. The words of the book are as follows:

"Clap hands, dance and spin;
Open wide, pop it in;
Blow a trumpet, bang a drum;
Wave to daddy, wave to mum."

This book has tremendous subjective appeal for children in the infant-to-2-years age range. One reason for this appeal is the themes the book engages. Young children relate happily to the familiar activities of clapping, dancing, eating, making noise (music!), waving, and looking to mom and dad for affirmation; these are highlights in a toddler's everyday experience. Indeed, the book often functioned for our children as a call to joyful imitation of the activities. The toddler will also recognize familiar objects such as apple slices, high chairs, drums, and babies (!), which will draw him or her to the book.

The illustrations in Clap Hands also make the book appealing to young children. The illustrations are prominent, covering all of every page, and make use of bold, though not glaring, colors. Moreover, the illustrations portray the book's themes in a simple, clear way that somehow captures both the delight and the refreshingly slow pace of a toddler's life.

There is also no small amount of humor in the illustrations. The disheveled hair, the drooping diapers, the missing shoes, the undone buttons, the sheer delight in noise-making, the oblivious mess-making, and the comically accurate expressions on the children's faces all testify to the everyday hilarity of life with a toddler. While this implicit humor will mostly be a reward for adults reading the book to children, older toddlers may also pick up on it, and enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great baby book 6 July 2014
By elzi
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Great first book. My 8month old smiles every time we bringing it out. As it's a board book she can also happily chew it which she loves to do!!
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