Stripes of All Types



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Peachtree Publishers, Ages 2-6

Hardcover: $15.95; 10 3/8" x 9 3/8"; ISBN 13: 978-156145-695-6;

ISBN 10: 1-56145-695-0

Total pages:32

Rights: World


Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Paperback: $8.95; 10 3/8" x 9 3/8"; ISBN 978-1-56145-793-9

Total pages: 32; Rights: World


Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Board book: $6.95; 5 7/8" x 6 1/2": ISBN 978-1-56145-823-3 

Total pages: 20; Rights: World



More than 70,000 copies sold!



Stripes of All Types explores how animals around the world benefit from their stripes. Each striped creature is described in action in its natural habitat: “Prowling the prairie,/perched on a peak./Crawling on cactus,/and camped by a creek.” 


Engaging rhymes and bright, bold images keep readers entertained while a glossary at the back provides information on each featured animal. A fun matching game at the end tests children’s knowledge of animal stripes!  






• Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award


NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children


• Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year (starred review)


 California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Gold Award


Capitol Choice Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens


Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee Highly Commended Book


Junior Library Guild selection


2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People


• 2014-15 Read on Wisconsin selection


American Library Association Notable Children's Book nominee


Cybil's Literary Award nominee



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"A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes...a feast for the eyes."

Kirkus Reviews 


"Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations..."

Children's Book Council


"The repeated use of the same alliterative phrases is marvelous, as is the rich word choice."

Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee


"An excellent nature book."

Parents' Choice 


"A visual treat to share with early childhood scientists! This book with alliteration and simple

narratives will delight students whether they are emergent or confident readers."

National Science Teachers Association


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"This engaging introduction to patterns in nature is a visual delight."

School Library Journal


"Carefully crafted illustrations and lyrical text."

PBS Reading Rockets


"Intriguing animals introduced through lively verse..."

Washington Parent 


"Writer-illustrator Susan Stockdale uses alliteration and verbs with oomph to highlight a range of animals."

The Boston Globe


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"A book seemingly tailored to Common Core curriculum lesson plans. Highly recommended."

Children's Literature


"It's hard to decide on a favorite picture." 

Jean Little Library 


"This books it not only perfect for initiating a conversation about animal habitats and camouflage, but it is also great for use as a mentor text for using strong verbs."

Perfect Pairings Books


"Its beautiful illustrations and concise text give us a chance to see how animals' adaptations communicate information or protect them from predators."

The Science Teacher Magazine




"Magnificent acrylic on paper images adorn every page of this terrific book." 

Blue Owl Reviews 


"Kids will eat up all the information, unaware they have just devoured a lesson on wild animals."

Kid Lit Reviews


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"This science concept book is appropriate for early readers not only to look at the stripes themselves but how patterns work in nature as well. Placed in their natural habitats, Stockdale has created captivating illustrations." 

International Reading Association


"Great fun to read aloud." 

Sally's Bookshelf


"This visually stunning picture book...incorporates art, poetry and science all into one highly attractive package." 

Growing with Science


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"Rhyming text rich with expressive words."  

Through the Looking Glass


"Perfect for preschools and the youngest reader. The patterns are amazing." 

Wrapped in Foil


"It's exactly the kind of book I can imagine kids loving from the time they are babies until they are well into school."

Cozy Little Book Journal


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"A fun, informative book that will grab early readers' attention even while it teaches them lessons about animals all across the globe." 

Kids Books Central



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