Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws

Best Foot Forward:  Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws
by Ingo Arndt
Holiday House, 2013.  Unpaged.  Nonfiction

       Fabulous photos highlight this book for young children about what kind of animals have what kind of feet. Whose foot is this? asks each facing page with a striking picture on the other side.  Turn the page to find out whose foot it is, and for pictures of other animals' feet who walk, climb, and jump. (The last page has pictures of "Extraordinary Feet," which is just another way of saying really weird feet.)  Best Foot Forward . . . is a great Common Core/STEM book for children in the Primary grades as well as their older siblings and parents, who may think they recognize the feet in the photos but who will be wrong again and again.  I speak from experience.

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