Pipsqueaks, slowpokes, and stinkers : celebrating animal underdogs

by Stewart, Melissa,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j QL751.5.S745 2018
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL751.5.S745 2018
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 591 STEWART
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 591 STEWA
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 591 ST4
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK STEWART
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC STEWART
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Underdogs, unite! Celebrated nonfiction author Melissa Stewart offers young readers a funny, informative look at some animal "underdogs" that have amazing means of survival.

Pee-ew! Should the stinky, skunk-like zorilla take a bath? And should the slowpoke Galápagos tortoise get a move on? Everyone knows "cool" animals like elephants and cheetahs, but you should meet these lesser-known creatures that have amazing, creative means of survival!

Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of animal "underdogs" and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.

Along with her engaging animal facts, noted science writer Melissa Stewart (author of the award-winning A Place for... nonfiction series) weaves in a gentle message of understanding and celebrating differences. Stephanie Laberis's bright, humorous, and scientifically accurate illustrations add to the fun. eBook available.


Eureka! Gold Nonfiction Children's Book Award ―California Reading Association
Golden Kite (Nonfiction Honor Book) ―Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Massachusetts Book Awards (Honor Book) ―Massachusetts Center for the Book
Virginia Readers' Choice (Master List) ―Virginia State Reading Association

Also available from Melissa Stewart:
Beneath the Sun
A Place for Bats
A Place for Birds
A Place for Butterflies
A Place for Fish
A Place for Frogs
A Place for Turtles
Under the Snow
When Rain Falls

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From puny peewees like the Etruscan pygmy shrew to walruses keeping cozy in winter beneath 400 pounds of fat, this gallery of a dozen creatures designated (by the author, at least) as unsung underdogs aims to step away from the usual apex predators and photogenic celebrities of the animal kingdom to introduce a humbler clan. With such high-profile examples as the koala, Galápagos tortoise, and okapi included, the premise quickly breaks down. Still, though, in describing how the repulsive stenches produced by the hoatzin and the zorilla work as defensive mechanisms, or explaining that koalas and some other animals sleep most of the time to conserve energy, the point that every animal, no matter how seemingly weak, has its own special way of surviving is effectively made. The narrative also offers discussion-encouraging questions, and the lively painted portraits depict the animals fairly realistically, placing them in simplified natural settings, sometimes with a humorous touch. Animal books abound, but for younger readers who can't get enough of them, this makes an appealing addition.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Habits and behavior.
Animals -- Miscellanea.
Publisher Atlanta :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Laberis, Steph, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8; Grade K-3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781561459360
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