Title: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Author: Al Perkins
Illustrator: Eric Gurney
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1969
Awards: None
Audience: Gr. 2+

Overview: The character in this book is a monkey. The monkey goes over what the hands, fingers, and thumbs do in an everyday lifestyle. Hands are used to shake hands. Fingers are used to point and wear jewelry. The thumb is used with a drum.

Activity: Have children trace their hands onto a piece of paper. Compare the sizes of each kids hands with others in the classroom.

Reviewer’s Name: Eliot Hamilton