Whiting, Sue Platypus Candlewick Press, 2015. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK
follows a Platypus as it goes throughout its day, feeding and moving constantly. Near the
end of the book when daylight arrives, readers learn more about the burrow and
the nestlings. Features dark green muddy illustrations.
This is a picture book about animals that has enough information
for a pretty decent animal report and would still be short enough for a read-aloud.
I realize that the Platypus are mostly awake at night so the illustrations
would be darker, but the subdued tone of the majority of the book makes it
incredibly unappealing for young readers. Honestly I would rather just have an
informational books with lush photography.
EL(K-3) - OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie
Elementary School Librarian & Author.