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Terrific Tongues

Written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Jia Liu
Published by Boyds Mills Press
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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Target Age
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Pages
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Publisher Summary

This fascinating and whimsical nonfiction picture book uses humorous comparisons and playful artwork to teach children the unusual ways that a variety of animals—from woodpeckers to snakes to bats—use their tongues to find food, eat, and clean themselves.

In this nonfiction picture book, kids will learn about the woodpecker, which uses its tongue to burrow for insects under tree bark; the okapi, which can wash its face and ears with its tongue; and the octopus, which uses its tongue to drill holes in shells. Through debut illustrator Jia Liu’s bright, playful collage artwork, readers can imagine what it would be like to have a tongue like a sword, like a straw, or like a party blower, among many other silly and illuminating comparisons. The back matter expands on each animal tongue’s unique abilities and includes information about other fun tongues, too.

What Kind of Book is Terrific Tongues

Categories:
non-fiction
Themes:
humor
animals

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Book Topics › animals
Adorable Children's Books About Animals
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Who Wrote Terrific Tongues

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Maria Gianferrari

Maria Gianferrari is a picture book reading/writing, tea-drinking, dog-loving, birdwatching resident of Virginia and author of the Penny & Jelly books, Coyote Moon, Officer Katz and Houndini and Hello Goodbye Dog. Her newest titles are Terrific Tongues, Hawk Rising and Operation Rescue Dog. Additional titles forthcoming in 2020 include Whooo-Ku (GP Putnam’s Sons) and Play Like An Animal (Millbrook Press).

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
162091784X
ISBN 13:
9781620917848
Publication Date:
April 3, 2018

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