Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do
Praise For Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do…
"It's a splendid introduction and a memorable read-aloud for young children."
* "Loaded with nuggets of information and layered in humor, this is a winning picture book that is sure to inform as well as entertain."
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Jenkins's torn-paper creations emphasize the idea of interspecies dialogue—readers stare face to face with the animals, who happily divulge what makes them special."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The language of the questions is funny, varied, and irreverent, and the answers are as personable as they are compactly informative...Though the text is accessible for reading alone, the Q&A format is a natural for a lively and unusual readaloud—funny voices optional but recommended."
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544233515, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
About the Author
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.