Stripes of All Types
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
Paperback: $8.95; 10 3/8" x 9 3/8"; ISBN 978-1-56145-793-9
Total pages: 32; Rights: World
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!
"A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes...a feast for the eyes."
"Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations..."
"The repeated use of the same alliterative phrases is marvelous, as is the rich word choice."
"An excellent nature book."
"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."
"This engaging introduction to patterns in nature is a visual delight."
"Carefully crafted illustrations and lyrical text."
"Intriguing animals introduced through lively verse..."
"Writer-illustrator Susan Stockdale uses alliteration and verbs with oomph to highlight a range of animals."
"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."
"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."
"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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