Saturday, January 17, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Creature Features

Creature Features by Steve Jenkins book cover nonfiction scienceCreatures Features: Twenty Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do
by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin
Narrative Nonfiction


Text and illustrations examine unusual animal facial features and how they help the animals survive.

Why You'll Love It:
  •  The kids at my school LOVE Steve Jenkins. Seriously. I can't keep his books on the shelves. They love the collage illustrations and all the funky facts in each of Jenkins' books. 
  •  The Q & A-style interview with 25 unique animals offer up their personal insights and lend themselves to so many teachable moments as a mentor text.
  • The short text responses make this book a quick read aloud that keeps kiddos engaged.
Who Should Read It:

Great for K-grade 3...and here's a discussion & activity guide with Common Core alignment.

pufferfish illustration Steve Jenkins

What Else You Should Read:

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