cover image Here Are My Hands

Here Are My Hands

John Archambault, Bill Martin, Jr.. Henry Holt & Company, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-0328-4

A surprising celebration of physiological parts and their uses that includes: ""Here are my hands for catching and throwing. Here are my feet for stopping and going. . . . Here is my elbow, my arm, and my chin. And here is my skin that bundles me in.'' Rand's pictures spill off the page as different children enact the very funny, very pure chant. It's repeatable, rereadable and particularly adept at showing some of the various activities associated with the assorted limbs. Simply told, these short phrases say more with less. From the collaborators on many other books, including last season's Barn Dance. Ages 47. (April)