Back of Book:
In this nonfiction picture book, kids will learn about the woodpecker, which uses its tongue to burrow for insects under tree bark; the okapi, which can wash its face and ears with its tongue; and the octopus, which uses its tongue to drill holes in shells. Through debut illustrator Jia Liu’s bright, playful collage artwork, readers can imagine what it would be like to have a tongue like a sword, like a straw, or like a party blower, among many other silly and illuminating comparisons. The back matter expands on each animal tongue’s unique abilities and includes information about other fun tongues, too.
I was so excited to win a copy of this fabulous story. I have become such a huge fan of anything that Maria Gianferrari writes. She has a true talent for taking fun animal facts and turning them into fantastic picture books. This story is not exception. I have never found a book that has the topic of animal tongues. Each page teaches readers about how the animals uses its tongue a unique way. I love that readers can try to guess what animal will be on the next page. It keeps them engaged and excited! The illustrations are fun and colorful, while still showing readers the differences in animals. A perfect nonfiction picture book to add to any school classroom or library.
Ages 5 and up