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In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back provides more in-depth information on each featured animal.
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Peachtree Publishers
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Amy
Stockdale, S. (2013) Stripes of All Types. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book winner 2014.

This rhyming book about striped animals features colorful, realistic drawings that show a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. At the end there is picture glossary that identifies each animal, its habitat region, its animal family, and how it uses its stripes. At the end there is a stripe/animal matching game that many children would enjoy. This would be a w
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Roberta Gibson
Are you looking for a children’s picture book to read for Poetry Month in April? Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale is a perfect choice. It combines rhyming text, incredible art and engaging science into one appealing package.

It is hard to describe the visual impact of this book with mere words. The acrylic illustrations are so clean and crisp. The patterns are amazing. It is sure to stimulate the reader to begin looking for stripes and other patterns everywhere.

Susan Stockdale highlights
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
What animals have stripes? All types of animal and reptiles have stripes. The most familiar is probably the zebra and the skunk.

In this book you will learn of many animals with stripes like a poisonous frog, a garter snake, an american badger, wild and domestic cats and more. You will learn why they have stripes, though some have stripes that can't be explained as to why they have them, at all. As you read along in the book the author in a singsong rhyme tells of the places these creatures exis
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Kristi
"Stripes found in water, sliding through weeds. Drinking from rivers, and darting through reeds." Many kinds of animals in a wide variety of habitats have stripes. Some use them to hide so they can hunt their prey, some use stripes so the hunters can't find them, some use them to communicate and there are stripes that we still don't understand. This book is written in rhyme and wonderfully shows all the many stripes in the animal world. The back of the book has a matching game to find the types ...more
Cemeread
3.5 stars Can be used with preschoolers. Although this book doesn't give information about the animals in the story it is a great opportunity for talking. End pages do include a short paragraph matched with each picture from the book for those who want some information about the animals. Pages with the stripes are also included so children can review by naming the animal.
Alicia
The book employed great verb vocabulary despite simple text and ideas. As I was reading, I hoped there would be an informational page about the animal species in the back and there was. I was also happy to see the guessing activity in the back which encouraged readers to interact with the subject a bit more.
Tasha
Visit this gallery of animals who bear stripes of all sorts. There are animals that live in the ocean, ones that slither in grass, large cats, amphibians, insects, mammals and more. Drawn in crisp illustrations that show the stripe detail as well as pieces of their habitat. The book reads quickly, carried forward by the rhyming text. Children looking for more information on the intriguing animals can turn to the back of the book.

Thanks to the rollicking rhyme and the short sentences in the body
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Chelsea Cotton
The vividly acrylic paintings pair nicely with the simple text. "Stripes of All Types" by Susan Stockdale takes the reader on a trip around the world focusing on all the animal stripes along the way. The text is simple yet includes great vocabulary. Rhyming is also an added feature.
Tina Mcconkie
This is a book full of illustrations and light on text. It takes the reader around to global while exploring the world of animal stripes. The illustrations are vivid and colorful. Acrylic paper was used as the medium. The text is fun and rhymes in parts.
Destiny Dawn Long
I won this book in a giveaway held by the publisher (along with 9 other titles).

I really enjoyed the concept of the book. I like books that encourage kids to explore the natural world and that expose them to a wide variety of flora and fauna. And, at the end of the book there is additional information about each animal featured, as well as an activity to identify which stripes belong to each animal.

But the rhyming text was predictable and not terribly exciting. And while there were some fabulo
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Mary
This book is good because it can be used in different ways depending on the reader or audience. The animal descriptions in the back allow for more detail and the identify the stripes activity would provide a great way to interact with young readers.
Laura
Very short text with streamlined illustrations. "Sprawled in a lair, and sprinting the land. Prowling the prairie, perched on a peak," is illustrated with a lion, zebra, badger and mountain goat. Perfect for preschool!
Rebecca Plaza
Great vocabulary! sprinting, toting, poised and propped. I would share by having kids point out where stripes are and colors of them. Great add on at end to identify creatures by the stripe. Rhymes too!
Jenine
Good vocabulary! It can be difficult to find nonfiction to incorporate into story time (too wordy, too complex), but this book has a very nice text to picture ratio.
Colette
Great book to help kids recognize differences in stripes of different animals all over the world. Informational pages at the end add to the success of the this book.
Jenny
This reminded me a bit of Steve Jenkins' books. The focus (obviously) was on animals with stripes and where they live. The actual text is short and rhyming, making it appealing for even the youngest of readers (or those being read aloud to). But the endnotes include more information about each animal...why the stripes are important, where it lives, and what type of animal it is (bird, mammal, reptile, fish, etc)
Young Mensans
This book is about all different kinds of stripes on animals. I liked it because the animals in the book are so pretty. I really liked the bird walking through the grass and the butterfly. My favorite part was the game where you get to match the stripes in the back of the book to the right animal. It was very fun. You can guess which animal it is and then check to see if you are right. It would have been better if it had more animals in it. I wanted it to be longer. Anyone who likes all differen ...more
Barbara
Written in descriptive rhyming text guaranteed to hook young readers [sprawled in a lair...prowling the prairie], this easy-to-read book introduces the concept of stripes in nature. The author has created acrylic illustrations that highlight unexpected striped creatures such as a purple-striped jellyfish, an American badger, a baby Malayan tapir, and a phantasmal poison frog as well as the more commonly seen animals with stripes--a common zebra, a striped skunk, and a mackerel tabby. I like how ...more
Amy Harris
Stockdale, S. (2013) Stripes of All Types. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book winner 2014.

This rhyming book about striped animals features colorful, realistic drawings that show a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. At the end there is picture glossary that identifies each animal, its habitat region, its animal family, and how it uses its stripes. At the end there is a stripe/animal matching game that many children would enjoy. This would be a w
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Stacy
Rhyming book about animals with stripes. Has activities and information about the featured animals in the back of the book.
Harla
Loved the rhyme and rhythm of this one. Great non-fiction read for preschool and toddler story times!!!
Carol
When you think of striped animals you probably think of a tiger or a zebra first. There is actually quite a variety of striped animals in the world. Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale does a fabulous job illustrating some for us. The charming little rhymes tell us what these striped creatures do in their natural habitat. Insects, birds, reptiles and mammals are well-represented on the colorful pages. Bonuses at the end of the book include short informative paragraphs about each animal as well as ...more
Donalyn
A fun introduction the variety of stripes in the animal world.
Christie
My preschoolers will LOVE this.
Hayley
Author/Illustrator: Susan Stockdale
Genre: Informational
Grade Level: 2.0
Lexile: Not currently avaliable

Summary: There are all kinds of patterns displayed on animals in our world. This book offers up reasons that animals have stripes and what they are used for. It goes into depth on each animal the author covers. This book can be used to teach a lot of different concepts. It especially talks about patterns and why animals have strips.
Claudia  Fett
Stripes of All Types is in the format of a Gail Gibbons book and would make a good comparison to many of her books. Ms. Stockdale has placed a double page spread in the back of the book to give factual information about each animal introduced in the text. At the end of the book, an additional double page spread allows the child to guess which pattern goes with each animal. This book would be great for grade K-2.
Jen
some of the illustrations weren't my favorite, but I like the really varied vocabulary. Caregivers might need to add more context for children to understand Sprawled or Darting since they are just featured on one page each. Includes scientific facts about each animal in the back as well as an opportunity to search and find throughout the book and attach name of animal to type of stripes!
Samantha
A look at the many, many kinds of stripes found in the animal kingdom. Rhyming text helps readers transition across many terrains. A paragraph about the stripes of each creature featured in text follows the story. A game testing the readers' stripes memory follows that shows boxes of close up views of different stripes with the answer upside down underneath.

A great nature read!
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Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books including Spectacular Spots, Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, and Fabulous Fishes. Her books celebrate nature with whimsical charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice, the National Science Teachers Association, Children's Cooperative Book Center, and Bank Street College ...more
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