Viva the tête-bêche book! After a successful life as separate volumes These are My Feet and These are My Hands have been reborn as a wonderful back-to-back book – you read one and then turn it over and read the other. (The technical term is apparently tête-bêche). This new beautiful edition is published by The National Library of Australia, as a beautiful hardback with strong sturdy pages, and with a dust jacket no less. Very fancy. The back-to-back form is perfect for these two related but independent texts, a delight to read one and then turn over to read the other story.
The original Hands and Feet books were originally published by Penguin, but have been unavailable for a little while. The good news is that thanks to the National Library, they’re back in this wonderful new single edition- even more gorgeous than before! (To read more about each book click on these links: These are my Feet (the first one I did) and These are my Hands (the one that followed shortly afterwards).
Out of Print (can sometimes be found in secondhand bookshops and online)
The Books Chook, July 2012 by Susan Stephenson
The Read, June 2012 by Kerrin
Kids Book Review, April 2012 by Kelly Morton
ReadPlus, March 2012 by Freya Lucas
Books For Little Hands, March 2012 by Renee Taprell
Buzz Word Books, March 2012 by Emma Cameron
Boomerang Books, March 2012 by Tania McCartney