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Stripes of All Types

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  229 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
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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Jun 22, 2015 Victoria added it
Shelves: nonfiction
1. Twin Text - Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat by Anna Bradford - 2013.
2. Rationale - Stripes of All Types shows children different types of animals that have stripes and in one of its text features at the end of the book, discusses how the stripes help the animal fit in to its natural habitat. In Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat, Violet tries to help her older sister with a natural science project. Her sister tells Violet she doesn't want help, so Violet finds a ladybug in the garden and tri
Roberta Gibson
Mar 25, 2013 Roberta Gibson rated it it was amazing
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.

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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
Jennifer Walizer
Nov 10, 2015 Jennifer Walizer rated it liked it
Shelves: animals
Plot Summary:
Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale is a short and easy read. As you read each page, it gives a description of what is going on in the illustration. Each page displays a different type of living thing that has stripes on it. At the end of the book is a little bit more information on each one of these. It is basically providing a little fun fact for the animals selected. Also, there is a match game at the end of the story where the child is to match the stripes to the correct ani
Mar 05, 2013 Tasha rated it really liked it
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
The main text of the book is comprised of very simple, one-line phrases about stripes we might find on various animals in different settings in the wild. The illustrations are presented with bold lines and colors, not exactly life-like, but very recognizable. At the end, there is a two-page spread of seek-and-find patterns from the illustrations that are great fun for little ones. Then there are three more pages containing additional information about each featured animal and how the stripes hel ...more
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
Apr 24, 2016 Asho rated it really liked it
We happened to meet the author of this book at a book festival, and my four-year-old was excited to meet an author and illustrator. It was his first book signing! (And the first for my one-year-old as well, although obviously she had no idea what was going on.) She had several of her books on display and he chose this one because he likes skunks.
We both liked it, and learned about some animals that were new to us. Did you know there is an animal called a bongo? My son liked pointing out the str
Sep 16, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: libs-642
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
Oct 08, 2014 Krista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An updated, bilingual version of the original 2013 English-only text. The text is displayed in an easy to follow style, with distinguishing colors, and bold, block font. However, whereas the original story is known for its whimsical rhyme scheme, this is lost in the accompanying Spanish translation. Therefore, while the translation is accurate, it loses some of its sophistication and elegance when read aloud in Spanish. Nonetheless, the title would work well in a Spanish storytime on animals, an ...more
American Mensa
Apr 15, 2013 American Mensa rated it really liked it
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
Apr 16, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
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
Sep 16, 2014 Amy Harris rated it really liked it
Shelves: libs-642
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
Sheila Ortega
Sep 02, 2015 Sheila Ortega rated it really liked it
The diverse animals in this book have an interesting thing in common: stripes! The illustrations are beautiful. The English text has rhythm and rhyme, but the Spanish text doesn't, so it's not as much fun in Spanish. It's difficult for a translator to produce a rhyming translation, especiallly with a non-fiction theme, and I prefer a translation like this one to a translation that succeeds in rhyming parts of the book but not all of it. The back matter has rectangles of stripe patterns for the r ...more
Jan 30, 2014 Kristi rated it really liked it
"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
Apr 06, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
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
Ty Keith
Sep 23, 2015 Ty Keith rated it it was amazing
Susan Stockdale has written and drawn a simply wonderful book that should draw very young readers into the natural world. She uses a theme of stripes to showcase many familiar and many unfamiliar animals with her seemingly simple, but breath-taking art. I was especially fond of her baby Malayan tapir and the camouflaged American bittern. As a child, this would have been a favored book. Purchased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Sep 15, 2013 Hayley rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7-informational
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.
Jan 12, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it
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)
Claudia  Fett
Aug 01, 2013 Claudia Fett rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 21, 2013 Alice rated it liked it
Very Very Close to a 4 star on my scale. The pictures are nice, and the stripes theme is unique! I like at the end it goes into a little more detail about each animals and it stripes. It could have given it a 4 or even a 5 but a 4 or a 5 for me is something I love and could read again and again...this...maybe not so much! Fun and educations Book!!
Apr 23, 2014 Alicia rated it really liked it
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.
Great Books
Apr 22, 2013 Great Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: family
Bright bold illustrations and lyrical text introduces your children and parents to a variety of striped creatures both big and small. The afterward has a brief paragraph about the animals featured and how their stripes are used to attrach, protect or warn enemies. There is even a fun matching game at the end of the book. Reviewer 15
I agree with the first reviewer (Krista) on all counts, although I'm not sure how anyone (with the possible exception of Yanitzia Canetti) could translate the text AND make it rhyme gracefully. I gave it 4 stars because of the amazing illustrations and the kid appeal. However, I will defer to the more proficient Spanish speakers on our committee when it comes to the text translation.
Mar 30, 2013 Samantha rated it really liked it
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!
Mar 30, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb, storytime
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!
Karen Arendt
Jun 09, 2013 Karen Arendt rated it really liked it
A collection of animals that have stripes and are found in many different habitats. At the end, each animal is listed and explains how their stripes help them. Including the reason each animal has stripes and what the animal is as they appear in the book would have kept the reader engaged in the information. Better for preschool children.
Feb 22, 2013 Paula rated it really liked it
An interesting concept book about striped patterns found in nature. The subdued nature colored photos make it a calming read while the bold black and white contrasting colored patterns make it stand out and say take notice. The text is simply enough to convey stripes in nature confirmation and perfect storytime especially little kids.

Read for Daycare Outreach 5.20.2013
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.
Award: Parents Choice Silver Honor Award

Reading Level: Kindergarten

Interest Level: Pre K- 2nd grade

Classroom Connection: This book is a perfect way to integrate Spanish words into the classroom. Students listen to the teacher read in Spanish and English. This will make students who speak Spanish more involved in the classroom.
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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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