Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stripes of All Types

Stripes of All Types
by Susan Stockdale

Peachtree Pub Ltd. April 2013.
unpaged picture book

When you think of striped animals you probably think of a tiger or a zebra first. There is actually quite a variety of striped animals in the world. Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale does a fabulous job illustrating some for us. The charming little rhymes tell us what these striped creatures do in their natural habitat. Insects, birds, reptiles and mammals are well-represented on the colorful pages. Bonuses at the end of the book include short informative paragraphs about each animal as well as a guessing game of striped patterns - all of which are found in the book. This is a great choice for teaching pre-schoolers about patterns.

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