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Schafer, Susan: Where's My Tail?

Schafer, Susan WHERE'S MY TAIL? Il. by Doug Cushman. ISBN 0-7614-5170-6. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2005. 32 pp. $16.95. Little Lizard is searching in vain for his lost tail. He asks other forest animals for help, but none have helpful suggestions. What should he do? His tail isn't like the tail of any other animal. When he asks other animals if they've ever lost their tails, he gets different explanations about why it would never happen. Just as Little Lizard is getting desperate and thinking he'll never find his tail, he gets it back--but not in the way he expected.

This picture/story book is charmingly written and illustrated. The last page of the book, The Tail End, gives brief factual in formation about the tails of each featured animal and how they are used in the context of the animal's life.

This would be an excellent book to introduce animal adaptations to children from preschool through the primary grades. It would be a valuable supplement to a unit on forest animals, or could be used in an integrated curriculum that involves science, literature, drama, and art. Ages 4-8. Reviewed by Carole Campbell, The Blake Foundation, Tucson, AZ
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Author:Campbell, Carole
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Date:Sep 22, 2005
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