Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
4 to 8
Grades:
P to 3
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
9" x 9"
Published:
04/2018
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62091-784-8
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book

Overview

Using whimsical comparisons, this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book highlights the fascinating ways different animals—from a woodpecker, to a snake, to a bat—use their tongues.

It’s a straw, it’s a mop, it’s a sword—it’s all of those things, and more! Animals’ amazing tongues have unique and unusual functions. Readers will marvel at how woodpeckers use their tongues like swords to burrow for insects under tree bark, moths use their tongues like straws to sip flower nectar, and okapis use their tongues like washcloths to wash their eyes and ears. And whose tongues can lick, taste, blow bubbles, whistle, talk, and more? People’s tongues, of course! With vivid, colorful artwork by a debut illustrator, this title includes back matter with additional information about each animal tongue as well as intriguing facts about more fun tongues.
 

Meet the Author

Maria Gianferrari

MARIA GIANFERRARI is the author of both fiction and nonfiction picture books, including the Penny and Jelly books, Coyote Moon, and Hello Goodbye Dog. She lives in Virginia. Visit mariagianferrari.com.

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Meet the Illustrator

Jia Liu

JIA LIU received her MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. Terrific Tongues! is her debut picture book. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit jia-liu-t7ay.squarespace.com.

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