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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Do Touch! I Dare You! by Nicole Maubert

LOOK AT THIS HAIRY, SCARY SPIDER!

See me? FEEL me? Double-dog dare you to!

Who is brave enough to touch a large, hairy spider, hanging from his web?

How DOES it feel? (Fluffy and fuzzy, actually.)

Okay. That wasn't so bad. Now I dare you to touch the sticky, pink tongue of a slinky snake.

OOOH! It IS sticky! Maybe even YUCKY!

Would you tickle a monster's scaly belly?

Not so bad! (A bit like sandpaper, really.)

How about lifting the covers and see what kind of critter is hiding under that bed?

I Dare You! (Chronicle Books) by Nicole Maubert tests the daring of youngsters in her Touch & Feel book, which delivers some pretty memorable tactile experiences. The best one is a a pop-up double-page spread with a wolfish creature with a toothy snout which, when the book is partly opened and closed, is capable of giving a reader's finger a tangible cardboard chomp. Maubert's supposedly scary critters are quite inventive and her feely surfaces do not disappoint, but she saves her last surprise for a double-page spread which offers, she says, the last big scary dare--three mirrors for the young reader to see how TRULY scary he or she can be.

DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!

This popular "toy and movable book" offers a good lead-in to the stuff of the scary season ahead of us, and the book itself makes a great treat alternative for the treat bucket.

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