Monday, May 10, 2010

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book)
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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