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Heads and Tails


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A tiger, a kangaroo, a rabbit, a goldfish and more are revealed as we turn the page.

At first we can only see their tail ends.

Some clear, simple clues add detail as we learn more about each animal.

Now, can you guess who that tail belongs to?

The first in a series, John Canty's award-winning, original Heads and Tails is a modern Australian classic.

  • Winner, Book of the Year, Speech Pathology Australia Awards 2018
  • Notable Book, CBCA Awards 2018
  • Heads and Tails is an artistic masterpiece. A visually beautiful book, filled with detailed pictures and lots of describing words that will help involve children in conversation about the story. Each page shows the tail of an animal along with clever, cryptic clues to help engage the readers as detectives to solve the question, which animal is next? Turn the page and see if you are right! The Little Big Book Club
    "Clues written in the first person coupled with illustrations of each animal's tail end encourage readers to guess which animal's head will appear on the following page. Among the mostly predictable answers, a couple of twists are included. " The Horn Book Review
    “Canty has produced a beautiful and thoughtful book, both in the writing and illustrations. He uses language that is both appealing in sound and specificity. The pictures are superb watercolours of the animals, without other distractions on the page, showcasing the important features of the animals.” Reading Time

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