Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Picture Book Pick of the Week: How to Clean a Hippopotamus


How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2010

“Why does a plover stroll into a crocodile’s mouth? And how does a turtle keep a hippopotamus clean?” This book looks at the strange and wonderful symbiotic partnerships between some unlikely animal pairs, from ravens and wolves that hunt together to the egrets that protect antelope and receive food in return. Additional information about symbiosis, as well as sizes, habitats, and diets of animals are featured in the book.

From School Library Journal:

This book introduces readers to symbiosis, focusing on relationships in which each partner benefits from the collaboration. Jenkins's trademark collage illustrations continue to impress with their vibrant and stunning manipulation of cut and torn paper. The book is formatted in a block, comic-book style and is written at a level that is accessible to young browsers yet suitable for older researchers. Supplementary information about the size, habitat, and diet of each animal is included in the back matter. This title is another outstanding offering from this extraordinarily talented, wonderfully symbiotic couple.

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4 comments:

Cleverly Inked said...

This sounds wonderful and a great read for learning minds

Andi said...

LOVE this! I need to add it to my son's ever-growing picture book library for when he's older.

Alyce said...

This one looks like fun, and I like finding books that will be fun for me as well as my son.

Veens said...

It will be a good one for the lil one here. I want him to grow up fast! Look at all the books we can share!

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