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.