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.
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.
Kirkus: "Perfect for a group storytime, this is a useful addition to the wonders-of-animals shelf."
SLJ: The appealing cover and bright, cheery illustrations will capture the
attention of even casual browsers. A fine addition to early nonfiction