How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?
Publication Date: October 2008
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Flies are fast! They can hover, walk upside down, and use their lightning-quick reflexes to escape predators. But rainbow trout, slender lorises, and assassin bugs can catch them. Chimney swifts can, too. How do such diverse creatures manage to capture the same prey? Similar in structure to What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, this eye-popping picture book introduces readers to a menagerie of animals that approach the same challenges in very different ways.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.
"An enthralling read-aloud, especially in small groups, where children can crowd up close to the images." 9/1/08 Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
[A] stunning creation with an engaging text that's wonderful for both group reading or sharing one-on-one." Kirkus Reviews
"This is good science, organized and illustrated for joyful learning." School Library Journal, Starred