Who Has This Tail? (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805094299, 40pp.
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.
About the Author
Erik Brooks has illustrated, as well as written, a number of books for children, including Polar Opposites and The Practically Perfect Pajamas. He, his wife and daughter, and their dog, Max, live in north central Washington State.
Praise For Who Has This Tail?…
“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
“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 on Who Has These Feet?
“Brooks's naturalistic yet affable animals will likely inspire readers to take a closer look at their own feet.” —Publishers Weekly on Who Has These Feet?
“The simple text, the colorful illustrations, and the guessing game combine to make this an engaging picture book for reading aloud.” —Booklist on Who Has These Feet?
“Young animal fans will find much to enjoy and are sure to ask for multiple readings.” —Kirkus Reviews on Who Has These Feet?