Stripes of All Types
Peachtree Publishers, Ages 2-6
Hardcover: $15.95; ISBN-13: 9781561456956; Total pages:32
Due for March 2014 publication: a bilingual (English/Spanish) version from Peachtree Publishers!
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!
Stripes of All Types is the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child book selection for 2014!
Check my Events page for details on my Spring 2014 month-long book tour across the state of Pennsylvania.
• Junior Library Guild selection (bilingual Spanish/English version due out in March 2014)
"A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes...a feast for the eyes."
"Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations..."
"An excellent nature book."
"Simple, lilting rhymes and enticing action verbs spotlight critters in their natural habitats. Unique and striking designs..."
"Carefully crafted illustrations and lyrical text."
"Intriguing animals introduced through lively verse..."
"A book seemingly tailored to Common Core curriculum lesson plans. Highly recommended."
"It's hard to decide on a favorite picture."
"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."
"Magnificent acrylic on paper images adorn every page of this terrific book."
"Kids will eat up all the information, unaware they have just devoured a lesson on wild animals."
"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."
"Great fun to read aloud."
"This visually stunning picture book...incorporates art, poetry and science all into one highly attractive package."
"Rhyming text rich with expressive words."
"Perfect for preschools and the youngest reader. The patterns are amazing."
"It's exactly the kind of book I can imagine kids loving from the time they are babies until they are well into school."
"A fun, informative book that will grab early readers' attention even while it teaches them lessons about animals all across the globe."
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