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Best Foot Forward

Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws

Ingo Arndt


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Hardcover (9/1/2013)


Whose foot is this? Discover the many complex kinds of feet in this exciting guessing game picture book. 

The bottom of a foot is round, light brown, and looks like a spongy version of the moon. Whose foot is this? An elephant's of course! There is more to feet than walking in this fun and informative photography book about feet in the wild. Learn about the gecko's ribbed feet that enable it to climb walls as smooth as glass. Or the kangaroo, whose long flat foot is adapted for jumping fast and far. Identify the webbed foot of a duck that's perfect for swimming. 

Then go into a bonus round and identify the feet of an octopus, a caterpillar, a squirrel, and much more. Crystal-clear images and informative text combine into a format that makes learning about natural adatpation exciting. 

Author Ingo Anrdt is an award-winning photographer who brings this humble appendage to life. Includes an index of all animals illustrated.

Praise For Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws

"Tightly focused photos are the real highlight here, offering up an intimate view of cracks, crevices, and even an octopus’ suction cups. One thing’s for sure: feetsies sure are funny looking." - Booklist

"Through striking photographs of the undersides of animal feet, a wildlife photographer demonstrates how they reflect an animal’s size, speed and mode of travel." - Kirkus

Holiday House, 9780823431854, 36pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

About the Author

Ingo Arndt was born and grew up in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. From early childhood, he spent every single minute of his spare time outdoors in nature. After finishing school in 1992, Ingo plunged into the adventurous life of a professonal photographer. He has traveled the globe as a freelance wildlife photographer, mainly on assignment for GEO magazine. His photos have also appeared in National Geographic and BBC Wildlife and have won numerous awards. He lives in Germany.