Who Has This Tail?
Who Has This Tail?
Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805094299, 44pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Short and fuzzy, long and scaled: no matter their size and shape, tails aren't just hanging around they're useful This fun, informative book invites readers to guess the owner of nine tails, and then turn the page to see the animal and its tail in action.
Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Washington State Book Award winner, "Polar Opposites", and the CBC/IRA Children s Choices Award winner, "The Practically Perfect Pajamas". His most recent illustrated book, "Sea Star Wishes", was selected as the July 2013 Book of the Month by US Children s Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt. From his home in Winthrop, Washington, Erik also writes and draws "Harts Pass", a weekly comic strip for the "Methow Valley News", visits schools and libraries around the country, and plays in the woods like a wolverine! erikbrooks.blogspot.com
"The concise information does a nice job of demonstrating the many different functions a tail can serve–a gerbil uses it for balance, while an Arctic fox uses it to stay warm. The book closes with a summarizing gatefold matching all the animals with their tails" -- School Library Journal
Praise for Who Has These Feet?
“Brooks’ watercolor scenes, which ably highlight both adaptation and environment, will perform well for individual readers and small class groups.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Brooks’s naturalistic yet affable animals will likely inspire readers to take a closer look at their own feet.” —Publishers Weekly
“The simple text, the colorful illustrations, and the guessing game combine to make this an engaging picture book for reading aloud.” —Booklist
“Young animal fans will find much to enjoy and are sure to ask for multiple readings.” —Kirkus Reviews