The Seesaw

from Clavis Books


  • The Seesaw
  • Good-Bye, Fish


  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • The Seesaw published by Clavis Books
  • Written by: Judith Koppens
  • Illustrated by: Eline van Lindenhuizen
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 2 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Animal Square is a new picture book series in which a community of animal friends live and play together. In this title, Giraffe wants to play on a seesaw, but he can't play on it by himself. He sees Mouse, but she is too light to play on the seesaw with Giraffe. The seesaw doesn't work for Dog and Monkey, either. But together, the three smaller friends are the perfect weight for the seesaw to work.

Is It Fun?

This charming story teaches the lesson of cooperation, working, and playing together.

Who It’s For

The publisher, Clavis, recommends these titles for children aged 3 to 5, but kids even younger will enjoy them.

What To Be Aware Of

They are available only in hardcover and may be hard to find in the library as Clavis is relatively new in the US.