Animals

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs By Melissa Stewart

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Back of Book:
Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive.
Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of “animal underdogs” and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.
My Review:
Children love books about animals and my students are no exception. They love reading anything that has to do with wild animals. Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers is a terrific look at some lesser-known animal populations. I was surprised to learn about several new animals that I had never heard of. I loved that the text describes the different ways that these animals use adaption to survive. I also love the verity of animals in this book. Melissa Stewart chose a mixture of small and large animals as well as smelly and camouflaged animals. Stephanie Laberis created detailed and colorful illustrations that open readers eyes to unknown and unique animals. The back of the book gives readers more information about the animals mentioned in the book. A perfect book for any animal unit or animal lover.
Ages 6 and up
32 Pages

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