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Toesy Toes Read-Along

by (author) Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

read by Christian Down

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Body, Imagination & Play, Senses & Sensation
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 0 to 2


Toes have long had their place in songs, where they head off to market and enjoy roast beef, but they have been overlooked and underrepresented in children's books.

That's all about to change with this rhyming board book featuring piggledy-wiggledy digits in all their delightful glory. Toesy Toes head to the beach, jump around, take a bath and delight in being one of a baby's most adorable parts. Sarah Tsiang's clever couplets will have little ones reaching for this book come story time, perhaps even with their toes.

About the authors

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang is the author of the poetry books Status Update and Gerald Lampert Award-winning Sweet Devilry. She is also the author of several children's books, including A Flock of Shoes and Warriors and Wailers. Sarah's work has been published and translated internationally, as well as named to the OLA Best Bets for Children 2010, Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011 & 2012, and the Toronto Public Library's First and Best Book List (2012). She is also the editor of the anthology Desperately Seeking Susans and the forthcoming Tag: Canadian Poets at Play.

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Christian Down is a producer, musician and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.


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  • Commended, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Best Books for Babies

Editorial Reviews

"An adorable board book offering from Orca, that will be sure to delight babies, toddlers, and their parents alike…The photos perfectly represent the text without exception, and each page begs to be acted out by the reader for the sure-to-be-delighted listener. The featured children show a diverse group…and it is nice to see such representation in a preschool-level book. Highly recommended for the littlest of future readers!"

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&quotThis is sure to be a fun read aloud to babies.&quot

Youth Services Book Review

★ "Simple, age-appropriate, and thoughtfully diverse. Exactly what we want in a board book."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

&quotThe babies represent various ethnicities and demonstrate delight and curiosity. Little ones will enjoy looking at the smiling faces of babies just like themselves in the pages of this board book. Recommended.&quot

CM Magazine

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