What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? PB

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? PB

by Steve Jenkins


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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? PB by Steve Jenkins

A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618997138
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 37,191
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page.

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? PB 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KristaR More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to use at all ages and a perfect addition to any classroom. It is a guessing book that encourages interaction in the classroom. It can be used to discuss the differences between animals, body parts, or anything to pertain to science. In this book the reader is introduced to different animals and their lifestyles by looking at the different parts of their bodies and how they use them. For example, an elephant uses his nose to give himself a bath, a jackrabbit uses his ears to keep cool, and lizards use their tails to get away.

This book is full of beautiful illustrations and is a great way to get young readers involved in reading. They are able to guess the animals and many extension activities can be done with it, for a kindergarten class this would be way to learn about body parts and the five senses. They can also compare and contrast different types of animals and how they are compared to humans. This could be used with an older class as a type of research project where they get to add animals to the book and add body parts and find animals to fit into the categories.

This is a definite addition to both my future classroom and home libraries!!
Brittany_McCombs More than 1 year ago
The pictures are so vivid and made from different textured paper. The book tells a lot about animals in ways that children can easily grasp. Another home run for Jenkins when it comes to animal books! I love that at the end of the book it tells you more about all of the different types of animals in the whole story.
DK_Fours More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read a loud book in the afternoonsn with a small group of children. The kids really enjoy guessing what animals belong to what tails. Fantastic detail in the illustrations. It's a really well written book and so accessible. The kids challenge themselves prior to having the story read to them, to see if they can guess which animal's tail they can name.