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Colorful and Informative Nonfiction Picture Books Curious Kids Will Be Wild About
Posted on April 18, 2018
by cindy vanderbrink
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
It’s easy to see why “What do you do with a tail like this?” is on the 101 Picture Book Challenge list. This Caldecott Honor winning title has stunning cut-paper art by Steve Jenkins. The book has close-ups of animal noses, ears, eyes and so on. It invites readers to guess to which animal they belong. The following page reveals each animal with facts like “if you’re a jackrabbit, you use your ears to keep cool.”
This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way – as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time.
In his latest illustrated exploration of the animal kingdom, Steve Jenkins introduces readers to some of the most powerful predators in history, from the Tyrannosaurus rex to the African Siberian tiger.
A red-lipped batfish waddles across the sea floor on its fins, searching for small sea creatures to eat. Other animals may fly or glide, or jet-propel themselves to get around. These creatures come equipped with legs, wings, or tentacles, and they often move from place to place in surprising ways.