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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins
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Mar 09, 10

bookshelves: informational-books-and-biographies
Read from March 08 to 09, 2010

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 about all of the different body parts of animals. The format and layout of the text is non-uniform, sometimes vertical to showcase the monkey’s hanging tail or pointed to showcase the eagle’s fierce and powerful eyes. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and colorful, interestingly drawing the reader in and drawing their attention to specific animal details and body parts. Notes at the end of the text give even more in-depth factual information about a wide variety of animals and their unique body parts and functions. This book can teach readers that even if we are all animals, we all have different and unique features that set us apart and make us special and fascinating—a concept young children can easily connect to!
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message 1: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I like that this book has great pictures and questions for younger readers, but more information at the end of the book for inquisitive, advanced, or older readers.

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