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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618997138
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 31,231
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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!!
mtofell on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What a great book to use for making predictions and inferencing! I also think that this would be a fun book to turn into a classbook. Students could choose their favorite animal and write about what it's nose is used for. I like how each set of animals is introduced by just looking at the animal and guessing what it is. This format adds for great class discussions.
KristinSpecht on LibraryThing 5 months ago
You could do a text innovation. Students could write a book on any body part or object. You could write about different shoes, clothes, tools in the work place. what do you do with a shoe like this? Then you could match the shoes, clothes, tools etc. with the work that the individuals perform daily. Help teach students to narrow their topics and discover more about many different types of that certain object. The end of the book has an in depth description or the animals body parts and how they use them uniquely to survive. Can be used to teach students to make an interesting title, use a question to catch readers¿ attention.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A picture book that shows kids the different ways an animal can use its tail. A very informative book that a child can understand.
Pangle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Tails, eyes, ears, noses, feet, mouths; most animals have them, but do they all use them the same way? Learn about all kinds of interesting animals and how they use their body parts in Steve Jenkins award winning nonfiction book.
TeriHogg on LibraryThing 5 months ago
¿What do you do with a nose (or ears, tail, eyes, feet, or mouth) like this?¿ This wonderful information book asks children the question on one spread, with five various animals¿ body parts in question shown, while the answer is on the next. Even adults will learn something new about an animal they previously didn¿t know. I didn¿t know that an elephant¿s trunk can weigh up to 400 pounds or that whales can hear other whales hundreds of miles apart. Part of the fun of the layout and design is how the text is positioned, shooting out of the nose of a mole, splashing around the head of an elephant, and straight as an arrow down the back of an alligator. The interesting vocabulary such as 'pesky', 'stinky', and 'nasty' will entice children to try them out. Body parts are cropped strategically encouraging the reader to guess the animal. Each body part and animal is designed out of paper either torn or cut. As a teacher, I appreciate the glossary at the back of the book explaining characteristics of each animal in more detail. Like Brown Bear Brown Bear, this book could easily lead to class book creations. Highly recommended. Grades Pre-K-2.
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.