Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Creature Features by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page - ESSENTIAL

Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page  Creature Features  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. $17.99   PICTURE BOOK Content: G.   

This book has pictures of twenty-five different unique animals and their quirky physical features.  The format of the book is to ask the animal why it has a certain feature:  “Giraffe why do you have a purple tongue?” and then the animals explains in a concise paragraph why that special feature helps the animal.  Some of the animals covered:  puffer fish, filled lizard, leaf-nosed bat, star-nosed mole, thorny devil and a blobfish.   

The illustrations are fantastic, as Steve Jenkins pictures usually are.  The format is a fun and fast way to learn interesting facts about different animals.  My boys loved this book and it’s a great way to get kids interested enough about the different animals to want to find more information.   

EL (K-3), EL-ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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