Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Love: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

Title: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Author: Robin Page
Illustrator: Steve Jenkins

Why I Love This Book: First of all, some author/illustrator love for Steve Jenkins. His books are always full of amazing illustrations, creative text, and great information about animals and associated science concepts. This is one of my favorites. It explores the different functions of animal parts, such as eyes, tails, feet, and mouths. I even learned some new things the first time I read it! The presentation of these concepts makes it really fun for kids, as they can engage in guessing the animals based on pictures of only their tails or noses. The science content is simple enough that it could work well for Kindergarten and First Graders, although the the ideas and pictures could make for great conversations at any age. There is also a section in the back with  more detailed information about each animal that would be great for more advanced thinkers within or above those age groups.  A very fun, informational book!

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