Berbay Publishing sold simplified Chinese rights to three picture books in John Canty’s ‘Heads and Tails’ series to Dook. (Source : Books + Publishing News 16 January 2019)
'Heads and Tails by John Canty is an extraordinary children’s picture book. Leveraging the natural and universal fascination that children have with animals, the book utilises hints and recognition to build a sense of anticipation on each page, that is resolved on the following page when the identity of the animal is discovered.
'Young readers are engaged in the process of deduction by drawing on visual prompts and clues such as where an animal may live, what the animal may look like and sounds the animal makes. The effect is that each page presents an engaging yet accessible mini mystery for the child to solve. Accordingly, the young reader’s inevitable participation in the process of discovery is ensures the book’s enjoyment. ' (Publication summary)
'You can only see my tail, what insect am I? Heads and Tails: Insects is a playful follow up book to the highly successful Heads and Tails.
'At first we can only see their tails. Some clear, simple clues add detail as we learn more about each one. Now, can you guess the insect that each tail belongs to?' (Publication summary)
'At first we can only see the sea creature's tails. Some clues help us try to identify each creature as we learn more about each one. Now, can you guess the sea creature that each tail belongs to before they are revealed once the page is turned?'
Source: Publisher's blurb.