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Terrific Tongues

Written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Jia Liu
Published by Boyds Mills Press
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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.

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

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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Publication Date:
April 3, 2018

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