Who Has These Feet?

Overview

In a lively guessing game format, find out why the feet of tree frogs, and those of eight other animals, are perfectly adapted to their habitats. Illustrated with brightly detailed paintings, this simple, informative text will have children looking at feet in a whole new way.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover (First Edition)
$14.52
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $9.72   
  • Used (18) from $1.99   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids - First Edition)
$9.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

In a lively guessing game format, find out why the feet of tree frogs, and those of eight other animals, are perfectly adapted to their habitats. Illustrated with brightly detailed paintings, this simple, informative text will have children looking at feet in a whole new way.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This guess-the-animal book asks readers to identify species by looking at their feet. Hulbert describes how each animal’s treads are acclimated to its particular environment: a tree frog’s toes are sticky; a squirrel uses the claws on its toes to scamper along trees; and a sea turtle has flippers for swimming. A gatefold features all of the animals together—“Who has these feet? We have these feet!” Brooks’s naturalistic yet affable animals will likely inspire readers to take a closer look at their own feet. Ages 3–7. (Aug.)
From the Publisher

“…this title earns its own place on current picture-book shelves.” --School Library Journal
 
"Brooks’ watercolor scenes, which ably highlight both adaptation and environment, will perform well for individual readers and small class groups." --BCCB
 
"Brooks’s naturalistic yet affable animals will likely inspire readers to take a closer look at their own feet." --Publishers Weekly
 
"The simple text, the colorful illustrations, and the guessing game combine to make this an engaging picture book for reading aloud.” --Booklist
 
"The text and concept are refreshingly simple, while still educating and entertaining. The richly colored and realistic watercolor illustrations depict child-friendly beasts without anthropomorphizing them. A gatefold at the conclusion brings all the animals together, and a checkerboard of heads and feet on its flaps is a ready-made matching game….Young animal fans will find much to enjoy and are sure to ask for multiple readings.” --Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Any adult who has ever walked down the beach with a young child will understand the attraction of this book to young readers. Children are fascinated with what is left behind, whether it is a footprint by a skinny legged water bird, the seaweed that washes up on the beach, or even the empty cup left by a forgetful adult. A child will stop at each thing and examine it as though it has become the most important thing in their universe. Adults, even teenagers, will shuffle by and perhaps not even see it, but a child sees. Everything has value if only for curiosity in a child's world. Therefore, a book about feet holds great adventure for the young reader. Each two-page spread introduces a pair of feet and asks the question, "Who has these feet?" The reader is invited to speculate, imagine and question the possibilities before turning the page to find out the answer on the next two-page spread. The rich, dark illustrations of an underground ant-nest and a squirrel scampering up a tree add depth to the brief verse on each page. The last few pages of the text offer a gatefold of the animals and their feet, offering readers a matching game that opens up to reveal the animals that they have read about. This is a very well done introduction to animals for the young reader. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—Nine animals present their tootsies for detailed examination in this attractive, informational picture book. After repeating the title question, Hulbert provides one succinct explanatory sentence for each animal on the reason why its foot is shaped as it is: "A squirrel has claws on its toes so it can run up and down trees." Children who are just beginning to read will find the bold font a decent size and easy to manage. The final gatefold opens out from both right and left to create a four-page spread showing all of the animals in a review lineup rendered in watercolors. While older collections may have Peter Parnall's Feet! (Macmillan, 1988), with descriptions of animal feet by size, speed, and other attributes, or various new titles on shoes for every occasion and occupation such as Stephen R.Swinburne's Whose Shoes?: A Shoe for Every Job (Boyds Mills, 2010), this title earns its own place on current picture-book shelves.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Who has these feet and what do they do?

Close-up illustrations of animal feet are paired with the title question, "Who has these feet?" A page turn reveals the entire animal in its natural habitat. Many young readers will gleefully guess or know the answer already, but there are some tricky ones, making the format an especially useful one for preschoolers and early-elementary children. Readers learn not only to whom the feet belong but how the various feet help the animal survive in its environment. A duck's webbed feet serve it well underwater, helping it swim fast, while a tree frog's sticky toes prevent it from falling off rain forest leaves. From the snowy Arctic to the desolate desert, these animals and their funky feet come from all corners of the Earth, giving readers beginning lessons in zoology, ecology and geography (though it's too bad there's no map to extend the learning). The text and concept are refreshingly simple, while still educating and entertaining. The richly colored and realistic watercolor illustrations depict child-friendly beasts without anthropomorphizing them. A gatefold at the conclusion brings all the animals together, and a checkerboard of heads and feet on its flaps is a ready-made matching game.

Young animal fans will find much to enjoy and are sure to ask for multiple readings.(Informational picture book. 3-7)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805089073
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 324,241
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Hulbert has been an elementary educator for over 27 years. She holds an MS from the Bank Street College of Education and is currently a learning specialist at Brooklyn Friends School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 

Erik Brooks is the illustrator of Boo’s Dinosaur by Betsy Byars and Monkey Business by Shirley Climo. He is also the author and illustrator of Slow Days, Fast Friends, among others. He lives in Winthrop, WA. www.erikbrooks.com

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)