The animal toolkit : how animals use tools

by Jenkins, Steve, 1952-2021,

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 12 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 591.513 J418
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Did you know animals can use tools? In this fascinating book by award-winning pair Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, we learn all about what makes a tool a tool and the remarkable ways animals can use them to find food, protect their young, and more.

Until 1960, when Jane Goodall observed a chimpanzee using a blade of grass to "fish" for termites, it was believed that humans were the only animal to use tools. Since her discovery, we've learned that many creatures use sticks, leaves, rocks, and other natural items as tools.

In this latest nonfiction picture book from Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, readers learn all about what makes a tool a tool--and the remarkable ways animals that use them to interact with our world. From the tailorbird, which repurposes spider silk to stitch a leaf into its nest, to the gorilla, which uses sticks to test water depth and build bridges, these animals are intelligent, innovative, and creative.

Using his signature cut paper illustrations, Steve Jenkins offers readers a closer look at these animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. In turns jaw-dropping, funny, and inspiring, The Animal Toolkit will fascinate animal enthusiasts and aspiring inventors everywhere.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Noting that scientists disagree on what constitutes a tool, award-winning duo Jenkins and Page explain that by tool, they mean "an object that an animal manipulates and uses to affect its environment." Remarkable and surprising ways in which creatures do this are shown in Jenkins' trademark vivid, collage artwork accompanied by the authors' concise, accessible, and engrossing language. After an introduction on animal tools, spreads cover a type of animal, some problems it faces, and tools it uses to overcome them. The first such spread, for example, on birds, introduces readers to the palm cockatoo, the only animal that scientists know to create a rhythmic beat with a tool. An illustration of the bird and a stick it might use to create its music sits alongside the explanation, as does a silhouette of the bird and of a human hand, for scale. Throughout the work, readers will be rapt as they find a wealth of animals and their beautiful colors and habits illustrated. Another winner for classroom and public library use."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Tool use in animals -- Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Tool use in animals.
Animals -- Habits and behavior.
Publisher Boston :Clarion Books,2022
Edition First edition.
Contributors Page, Robin, 1957- author.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780358244448
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