Talented Tails
by Melissa Stewart
Enslow, 2012
Animal Bodies Up Close
For ages 5-7

ISBN 978-0-76603-893-6

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Amazing Eyes   Incredible Ears   Fantastic Feet
Nifty Noses   Talented Tails   Terrific Tails
Did you know that a spider monkey can use its tail like an extra hand? Or that gray squirrels use their tails for balance? These are just two of the fascinating facts included in Talented Tails Up Close. From swimming and attracting mates to warming like a blanket and warning enemies to stay away, early elementary readers will be delighted by the variety of ways the animals around us use their tails. A fun guessing game at the end of the book extends the fun.
Research Notes
“This is a book I’ve been wanting to write for years. As I did research for other books about animals, I was intrigued that a giraffe uses its tail to brush insets of its back and a skink’s tail falls off to distract enemies. Talented Tails Up Close finally gave me a chance to share all the fun tail facts I’ve been collecting.”
Talented Tails demonstrates the many uses of a tail by featuring a squirrel, a beaver, a spider monkey, an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake, a great white shark, a platypus, and a blue-tailed skink. These well-thought-out titles are suitable for beginning readers looking for some fascinating facts, and the excellent photography will draw them into the books. There is also a guessing game at the back of each volume. Solid additions to most collections.
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