Thursday, August 15, 2013

Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws by Ingo Arndt –ESSENTIAL

Arndt, Ingo Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws 36 pgs. Holiday House, 2013. $12.20.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
This book is all about animal feet! Each small section starts off with a mystery foot and the question “Whose foot is this?”. When the reader turns the page, they find out, with more information, and a page of similar feet. For example; climbers, jump, diggers. Bright big photographs with black backgrounds help the feet to stand out. Colorblocking and text variation provide a modern and new feel.
This is a wonderful addition to your non-fiction section. For a storytime students will have fun guessing what the foot belongs to. The photography is stunning. Promote this book to your teachers for their in-class animal adaption lessons. My favorite page is the author bio, which is a picture of his foot! Too funny!

EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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