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Here Are My Hands

Here Are My Hands

Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault; illustrations by Ted Rand

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks


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Here Are My Hands features children of many different backgrounds and invites young readers to respond creatively as they learn the parts of the body.

Also available in big book format:

The Colors of Us
By Karen Katz

In the Small, Small Pond
By Denise Fleming

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
By Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle

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Praise for Here Are My Hands

“[With] bright colors, simple but evocative illustrations and a clear succinct text, this is just right for the youngest when they are learning to describe themselves.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of HERE ARE MY HANDS . A dozen suitably assorted five- or six-year-olds point out different parts of the body, each accompanied by half of a rhymed couplet: "Here are my feet for stopping and going. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault; illustrations by Ted Rand

Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who has collaborated with Bill Martin Jr. and Ted Rand on several books, including Barn Dance! and Knots on a Counting Rope.

Ted Rand (1915-2005) was a prolific artist whose illustrations appeared in several magazines and newspapers, as well as in numerous books for children. He collaborated with both Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault on many books, including The Ghost-Eye Tree.

Bill Martin Jr.

John Archambault

John Archambault

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