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Creature Features - by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page (Hardcover)

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  • Dear axolotl: Why do you have feathers growing out of your head?
  • Keystone to Reading Book Award (Primary) 2016 4th Winner, Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Grades K-2) 2016 4th Winner
  • 4-7 Years
  • 9.1" x 9.3" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Animals


About the Book

A Caldecott Honor-winning duo gets up close and personal with unique animals from around the world in this playful exploration of unusual animal facial features. Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures 25 animals and explains how their markings help them to survive. Full color.

Book Synopsis

Dear axolotl: Why do you have feathers growing out of your head? Axolotl: They aren't feathers--they're gills! They let me breathe underwater.
Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive. Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous--and very true--explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.

Review Quotes

"From a skilled team, another intriguing invitation to explore the animal world." --Kirkus "It's a splendid introduction and a memorable read-aloud for young children." --Booklist * "Loaded with nuggets of information and layered in humor, this is a winning picture book that is sure to inform as well as entertain." --School Library Journal, starred review * "Jenkins's torn-paper creations emphasize the idea of interspecies dialogue--readers stare face to face with the animals, who happily divulge what makes them special." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "The language of the questions is funny, varied, and irreverent, and the answers are as personable as they are compactly informative...Though the text is accessible for reading alone, the Q&A format is a natural for a lively and unusual readaloud--funny voices optional but recommended." --Bulletin --

About the Author

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, creators of the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and many more popular titles, live with their three children in Boulder, Colorado. Visit their website at
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2014
TCIN: 15759124
UPC: 9780544233515
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-9634
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 9.3 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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