Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kid Lit Quick Pick: Flying Frogs and Walking Fish

book cover children's literature nonfictionFlying Frogs and Walking Fish
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Informational picture book


See animals roll, fly, walk, leap, climb, swim and even flip! This book melds science, art, biology, and the environment to show how animals move in our world today.

Why You'll Love It:

  • The award-winning husband-and-wife team neatly categorize animal locomotion into seven distinct groups and then introduce each section with a common animal and basic information regarding its typical movement.
  • Readers can find additional facts about each animal in the end pages, neatly organized into categories of locomotion (walking, leaping, swimming, climbing, flying, rolling, jetting).
  • Good for browsing--with the potential for launching readers into further investigation.
  • Set against white space, the collage illustrations portray the animals in a subdued palette of earth tones that enhances the natural representation of each creature.

Who Should Read It:

Great for kindergarten thru 3rd graders.

What Else You Should Read:


Crystal said...

I've bought this one, but haven't gotten to read it yet. I always love Jenkins' books though so I am looking forward to it.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Crystal - I'm hopelessly addicted to anything Jenkins writes.

Cheriee Weichel said...

Like others here have already said, if Steve Jenkins writes it, you just have to read it!

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

Steve Jenkins has such a talent for making nonfiction exciting, engaging and accessible, especially for young readers who association informational texts with boring, stuffy textbooks!

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Glad to find so many other Steve Jenkins disciples! lol

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