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Number of Pages: 24
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 10.50 X 8.00 (inches)|
The three-toed sloth is topsy-turvy most of the time. The upside-down jellyfish rests on its back to feed. Skunks do stink-warning headstands and mallards upend in this colorful, interactive exploration of the hows and whys of upside-down animal behavior. In this unique pop-up book, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps, sliding doors, and other interactive elements, along with striking, texture-rich, cut-paper artwork by the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins to reveal how, for most animals, an occasional flip or dip is a matter of survival! (The fascinating glossary of twenty-six creatures is best read right-side up.)
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page. Visit Steve at stevejenkinsbooks.com.
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This book will have wide appeal, thanks to the digestible text and the vivid illustrations."
—School Library Journal
"The animals are all rendered with typically amazing accuracy from pieces of cut and torn paper. . . . A treat for eye and mind alike, besides being suitable for displays and durable enough to stand up to plend of hands-on use."
—Kirkus, starred review