Book Review: Tap, Tap, Swish! By Hayley Rose


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Book Review: Tap, Tap, Swish! By Hayley Rose

by Eve Culley


“This is Otter. He’s starting a band. He’s the conductor, a baton in his hand. Tap, tap, swish.” The animals are ready, the instruments are in tune and the fun is about to begin! Join Otter and the rest of the animal band in this colorful, rhyming story that will have you laughing, singing and counting along.


Inside you’ll find:


  • An entertaining, rhyming story

  • Beautiful habitat illustrations

  • Fun animal and instrument facts

  • Simple math problems

  • And lots and lots of counting!


Also, there is a video of this book as well.


About the Author


Hayley Rose has been entertaining and educating children across the country since 2002. Her range of educational, interactive concept books have earned over 50 national and international book awards and cover subjects ranging from manners and kindness, to math and geography, to music and emotions. School presentations include curriculum for teachers grades K-4th.


Over the years Hayley has been invited to speak at bookstores including Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Bookmans, and for the last few years Hayley has been a featured author at the Children’s Learning and Play Festival which garners crowds of 10,000 and up.


Hayley was recently interviewed on the Author Learning Center alongside authors Stan Lee and R.L. Stine, and she had the honor of presenting keynote presentations for the Readers Favorite International Book Awards and the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference among others.


Hayley is an active member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers and the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.


Illustrations By


Lynx Studios is a high-end 2D animation and video games production company, with special care to create memorable and true characters. They also produce illustrations for books, as well as create assets for video games and applications.


Eve’s Review


As you know, I really like children’s books and I love the illustrations that go with them. This counting book has colors that are bright and cheery.


I also appreciated the Fun Facts at the end of the book. I learned some things that I was unaware of. If you click on the link for the video of this book you will see what I mean.


Good choice for the kiddos.


About the Reviewer


Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.


I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible.


Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.


Connect with Eve on her website, blog, or on Twitter.


You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.




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