Title: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Author: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Publication Date: 2003
Genre/Format: Non-Fiction, Animals/Picture book
Summary: A book that highlights various animals and what they do with their noses, ears, tails, eyes, feet, and mouths. Includes a section at the end that goes into a little more depth about each animal that appears throughout the book.
What I Think: The paper collage artwork is visually appealing. Peanut and I loved reading about the more uncommon animals like the bush baby and the blue-footed booby! I even learned some cool facts about animals! The whole book has lots of "If" AAAWWUBBIS examples!
Read Together: Pre-K - 8
Read Alone: 2 - 8
Read With: Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steven Jenkins
Snatch of Text: "What do you do with feet like these? If you're a mountain goat, you leap from ledge to ledge."
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Predicting, Questioning, Making Connections
Writing Strategies to Practice: AAAWWUBBIS, Recognizing Writing Patterns
Writing Prompts: Choose you favorite animal to research and write about. Write your own What?/If... pairs. Write a story from the perspective of one of the animals in the book.
Translated to Spanish: No
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