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Children's LiteratureAfter a close encounter with a hungry bobcat, Little Lizard discovers that his tail is missing. "Where is it?" he wonders. He looks in his cozy hole and around his favorite rock, but it is not there. Little Lizard decides to ask the other forest animals for help. He asks those he thinks are without tails, such as a frog and grizzly bear, where they lost their tails. He also questions those with tails, such as a raccoon, a possum, a skunk, and a snake. Ultimately, it is an older lizard that lets the young one in on the secret of what happened to his tail—and what will happen to it in the future. Little Lizard's anxiety about his tail, while comically told and drawn, mirrors the uncertainty many children feel when experiencing something new for the very first time. Observant readers will be reassured by the fact that, from the time it is lost until the end, the lizard's tail appears marginally longer in each illustration. 2005, Marshall Cavendish, Ages 4 to 8.
—Heidi Hauser Green