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Que Harias Con una Cola Como Esta?

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  3,890 ratings  ·  305 reviews
Discover the amazing things animals can do with their tails, tongues, ears, eyes, noses and more. Creative paper collage illustrations of the animals and a wonderful glossary detailing exactly what animals do with their eyes, ears, nose.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by AIMS International Books (first published March 25th 2003)
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This book was a 2004 Caldecott Honor book. It asks the readers to guess what animals match the parts that shown on the prior page and then gives interesting facts about what id unique about how that animal uses that part. For example, on one page it shows 5 different sets of eyes and asks "What do you do with eyes like these?" and on the next page it tells you about the horned lizard that squirts blood from its eyes. My students enjoyed reading this book together and guessing about the animals. ...more
Jaclyn Giordano
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page is a picture book intended for readers in preschool through grade two. I gave it four stars. This book is a book full of guessing and predicting as readers learn new and interesting facts about different animals’ noses, ears, tails, eyes, feet, and mouths. The pages follow a pattern of “What do you do with a…like this?” and “If you’re a…you…”, beautifully intertwining factual information and illustrations to teach the reader ...more
L- Lisa
This delightful picture book for Kindergarten to grade 4 uses creative illustrations and riddles to capture the interest of a wide audience. The illustrations are created with vibrant cut-paper collage, showing portions of one part of five animals on one page with the inquiry question “What do you do with a_____ like this?” The answers are found as the page is turned, with a brief description of how animals use their body parts. This format offers suspense for the reader as they consider each in ...more
NSAndrew Liebergen
[close:] Hardcover book & CD set narrated by James Naughton with music by David Mansfield includes track 1, story with page-turn signals; track 2, story without page-turn signals; 6 tracks of animal facts.

The book is beautifully illustrated using cut-paper art, presented as an interactive guessing game, with simple text that even wee little ones can follow along.

A set of animals are displayed in each double-page spread - well, mostly their body part relevant to the accompanying text is dis
Emily Hynes
Steve Jenkins' Caldecott Honor Book, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? , is an approachable non-fiction text that allows young readers to read at varying depths. Each page incorporates texturally engaging mixed media visuals of each animal. The majority of the book includes simple text appropriate for young children K-2. Though the text is simple, it is clear that Jenkins understands what kids are interested in, with facts like "If you're a cricket, you hear with ears that are on your knees ...more
NS-Christine Johnson
If you like learning interesting facts about animals, you will enjoy this book! Find out how different animals use their eyes, ears, noses, and tails. Each page has animal parts that belong to all different kinds of animals. Your job is to try and guess what animal they belong to!
This is perfect for a read aloud to introduce the genre of non-fiction to young students in Kindergarten or even pre-school. The reading level is appropriate for first or second grade students, although the information
Cassandra Kneblik
With a variety of untypical animals, such as a horned lizard and platypus, this book identifies body parts that a group of animals have in common, yet are utilized for a vast range of functions. For example, while an elephant and a mole both have a nose, an elephant uses its nose to take a bath and a platypus uses its nose to dig underground. As the book proceeds, the reader learns little tidbits about how each of the animals use their body parts. If the reader yearns to learn more about a speci ...more
Samantha Powley
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? was written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. This is an informational book about that teaches children about what different animals use each of their senses or body parts for. It goes through what animals use their eyes, ears, mouths, noses, feet, and tails for. Each sense/body part use is described by about 5 or so different animals. At the end of the text, there is a section that goes into more detail about each of the animals and what they do with differe ...more
If your children like to learn about animals, this would be the perfect book for them. The author shows the same body part of several animals on one page, asking what each animal does with it. At this point the children can guess what animal each part belongs to. On the following page are drawings of the entire animal with a description of what they use that particular body part for. Some of the body parts used are eyes, feet, mouth, ears, and tail. The animals vary from an eagle to an elephant, ...more
Oscar Pagoada
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, is a wonderfully illustrated non-fiction book that asks the reader to insinuate what certain body arts of different animals do. The different parts of the animals body were describing the different senses. The description of the animals noses, ears, tails, eyes, and mouths gives the readers a small abstract on the different uses that the same body art has for all the animals that they portrayed. The children will be interested with the different uses the sa ...more
Madeline Feldman
What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? is a colorful and informative nonfiction text for a wide range of students. The book has a unique but repeating format, which makes is accessible to a range of readers. The first page tells the reader that animals use their nose, ears, tails, eyes, mouths, and feet in very different ways depending on their function. It prompts the reader to guess which parts belong to which animals how they are used. The rest of the book follows the same format. One page pro ...more
Irina Ryabyy
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This, by Steve Jenkins, is Caldecott Honor Book that brings animals to life. This informational story keeps children engaged in guessing each animals' nose, ears, tail, eyes, feet, and mouth. Each page starts with the words, "what do you do with a ___ like this?" and pictures of that animal's particular body part. The following page not only includes a complete picture of each animal, but it also gives facts about the animals and how that body part works for them. ...more
Jason Day
"What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?" is a colorful picture book that describes many different animals and how they use their unique body parts to do different things. It gives examples of how animals use their eyes, nose, ears, and many other parts to survive in their habitat. The book offers a way for children to learn about animals they may have never seen before, and some of the unusual things they can do.

The theme of the book is that every creature is unique and has its own special talent
Sally Deem
This book does an incredible job of introducing different animal's body parts and how they help them survive in the wild. I love the structure of the book and how it asks a question to the reader first (What do you do with a nose like this?) and prompts students to make predictions based on the questions. I also like how the author presents the body parts on the page of the question and not a picture of the whole animal. This gets the kids interested and thinking about what animals will appear o ...more
Broghan Schlicher
This book is called What Do You Do With a Tail Like This. It was written by Steve Jenkins. I used this book as a non fiction book, and think that it would be a great book to introduce a lesson on animals, or living and non living things. This book was done in a creative and fun way that will have students guessing about what animal they think that body part belongs too as well as what the animal does with that body part! This book would be a great book to use in 1st and 2nd grade. The pictures l ...more
Heather Barrett
This is a very interesting informational book. It tells facts about different body parts on a variety of animals. For example an elephant uses it's nose (the trunk) to drink. This book gives an abundance of information for children to sort through but in small amounts so as to not seem overwhelming. If the child is only interested in one body part they can flip to that section and skip the rest of the book. At the back of the book there is also a section that adds to the information about each a ...more
Jennifer Elgin
“What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” is a Caldecott Honor Book, written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. It is a non-fiction, informational text, picture book that can be used by students in kindergarten and up. The book highlights different animals and their particular body parts, describing each one’s function for it’s respective animal. The end of the book contains a glossary that offers a more detailed description of each animal mentioned in the book, as well as the corresponding body par ...more
Tessa Frissora
This is an interactive non-fiction book about the various body parts of different reptiles and animals. The colorful and cleverly designed illustrations make the book engaging for readers and add an element of suspense that makes you want to keep reading. The layout of the book follows a traditional non-fiction book with all the elements, making this book a great teaching point/example of how to make the most of a non-fiction text. There is a detailed glossary in the back, that includes an illus ...more
Madison Ryffel
Every part of the human body has a purpose. Every part of an animal’s body has a purpose. In the book, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, it is explained by using numerous examples of animals and critters how specific body parts are used to nurture, protect, and provide. This book is a great way to educate children on how some of the animals used in this book live, as well as get the question going of how our bodies can be used to nurture, protect, and provide for others and ourselves. It is ...more
Yusra Faridi
This book describes various different animals, their body types, and what they can do with certain parts of their bodies. For example, one page will have different sets of eyes on it, and the following page will give information on who the eyes belong to and what that creature can do with their eyes. This is an extremely informational and interesting book for children and can be used in the classroom for a variety of reasons. Not only is there an obvious science lesson in this book, but it can a ...more
Elizabeth Lauver
What do You Do With a Tail Like This?, by Steve Jenkins, is a wonderful informational text available to students. This is most certainly a book that I would love to do a read aloud with my class. I would read the text to my students and then have an activity for them to do after the read aloud. I would have my students pick out an animal in the book and then give a short drawing and presentation about that animal that they selected. They could find out further information about their animal in t ...more
April Poulter
Such a fun book! It alternates between showing various parts of animals' bodies (tail, nose, eyes, feet, etc.) and then showing the whole animal and telling what that part of the body does for the animal. Only showing a part of the animals' bodies at first makes it fun to guess what animal each part belongs to; then when you turn the page to see the animals and read the facts, you learn so much about the various animals! The author did a great way of making it fun and educational at the same tim ...more
Harley Stine
This book is all about the strange quirks that animals have. The book teaches us many strange facts we may have never known about common animals. It even opens our eyes up to new animals we may have never known to have existed. With all the interesting facts packed in to this book, children will be fascinated and eager to share their new knowledge with others. The pictures are a collage kind of like Eric Carle. I really liked the book because even I learned some new things about the featured ani ...more
Jennifer Lavoie
I used this book with my advanced first grade students to check their fluency and comprehension. It was a fun read with them because we also discussed what we do with our own eyes, ears, feet, etc. The students were fascinated with all the interesting things animals can do with their limbs that we cannot. Of course we got a little silly as well, which made the reading even more fun. The facts at the end of the book with the different animals added another great layer to the book. I had students ...more
Jenkins, S. (2003) What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? New York: Houghton Mifflin Books

Informational Book
2004 Caldecott Honor Book

What a fun way to learn about the Earth's creatures!! This book introduces images of select parts of an animal and encourages to the reader to determine the creature it be longs to and it's functional us. Children use prediction and then explore new learning while reviewing characteristics of a vast variety of wild-life. The book ends with an encyclopedia
Claire Rozint
I personally love this book, because it explains animals simplistically to children. I am a very science oriented person, so for me to read a children's book on animals and how they work was great. The text was simple yet fun to read due to different orientations that the text was in throughout this book. This books illustrations looked like they were made with glue and tissue paper for a rippling effect. The illustrations were very detailed. I also liked that at the end of this book it had abou ...more
Molly Darr
Very creative book discussing animals. This book can be very helpful when covering animals and their different body parts.
An introduction page invites reads to guess which animal the parts belong to and invites them to find out more about the animals at the back of the book. Noses, ears, tails, eyes, and mouths of animals are presented in groups of five with information identifying the animal and how it uses the body part on the following spread. The groups are by body part so all noses are presented first. Then the book moves to a different body part.

Steve Jenkins art work will make it easier for children to ident
Part guessing game, part first informational book What Do You Do With a Tail Like This invites young children to explore the unique ways that different animals use the same body parts. Robin Page’s cut paper collage illustrations are brilliant, offering the reader plenty of visually interesting textures. The book design and format work well. Each brightly colored double-page spread features a single body part belonging to five mystery animals, along with large, easily decipherable text with the ...more
I had heard of this book, but had never actually seen or read it. What a great way to get children interested in studying animals! It also provides children with a chance to look at the world from different perspectives. Looking at the crisp, brightly colored illustrations made of cut-paper collage students can learn about how animals have similar body parts and how the animals use them.

The book can be read as a read-aloud in K-2 and incorporated into a unit about animals. Students can be introd
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