Jenkins, S., & Page, R. (2003). What do you do with a tail like this?. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN: 9780618256280
Annotation: Many animals have developed specialized body parts to help them survive. This book looks at some of these animals and their unique characteristics.
Reaction: I love Jenkin’s paper collages. They add such great depth and texture to the illustrations and really help make the pictures come to life, which is great for this nonfiction book about animals.
Jenkins and Page look at animal features, such as noses, tails, eyes, feet, mouths, etc, and talk about some animals who use that feature in a unique, specific way. It’s actually really cool to see how different animals use something as seemingly simple as eyes, and I learned about some animals I had never heard of before that did things I didn’t know they could do. The text in the book is pretty simple, giving the reader a one sentence fact about each animal, and at the end, Jenkins and Page include an index that has more information about each of the animals.
This is a great book for any animal lovers of any age.
Media Used: Cut paper collage
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