What do you do with a tail like this?

by Jenkins, Steve, 1952-2021

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB JENKINS Steve
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB JENKINS Steve

A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS^-Gr. 2. Here's another exceptional cut-paper science book from Jenkins, this time put together with a partner, and like previous books, it's a stunner. An opening page, clearly explaining how to use the book, is followed by a double-page spread picturing the mouths of several different animals, accompanied by the question, "What do you do with a mouth like this?" The next spread shows each animal in full, explaining in a few simple words how the part functions. Tail, ears, nose, and eyes are covered in the same manner. A picture glossary at the back shows each animal again, postage-stamp size, with an informative note elaborating on the creature's special adaptation. The notes also neatly answer questions that might arise during a reading (Why do horned lizards squirt blood out their eyes?) and add to the interactive aspect of the book. A variety of animals is represented--some (elephant, hippo, chimp) will be comfortably familiar; others (four-eyed fish, blue-footed booby) are of interest because of their strangeness. Jenkins' handsome paper-cut collages are both lovely and anatomically informative, and their white background helps emphasize the particular feature, be it the bush baby's lustrous, liquid-brown eyes or the skunk's fuzzy tail. This is a striking, thoughtfully created book with intriguing facts made more memorable through dynamic art. --Tim Arnold"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Steve Jenkins contributes another artistically wrought, imaginatively conceived look at the natural world. What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Jenkins and wife Robin Page, stages a guessing game. Illustrated with Jenkins's trademark cut-paper art, one spread will show animals' tails (or noses, ears, etc.) as text asks variations of the titular question; turn the page, and the whole bodies of the animals are shown as answers are supplied ("If you're a lizard, you break off your tail to get away"; "If you're a scorpion, your tail can give a nasty sting"). Four pages of illustrated endnotes deliver meaty profiles of the 30 featured creatures. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sense organs -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Physiology.
Animals -- Miscellanea.
Questions and answers.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2009
Contributors Page, Robin, 1957-
Language English
Notes This edition published specially for Kohl's.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2004
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780547255552
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