Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Cool Summer Tail by Carrie A. Pearson Illustrated by Christina Wald

About the book:   When summer heats up, animals find ways to stay cool. In A Cool Summer Tail animals wonder how humans stay cool too. Do they dig under the dirt, grow special summer hair, or only come out at night? This companion to the popular A Warm Winter Tail features many of same animals but this time, with their summer adaptations, offering an important “compare and contrast” opportunity.
32 pg, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3
Hardcover ISBN: 9781628552058, $17.95
Paperback ISBN: 9781628552140, $9.95

Review:  This book explores how many different animals keep cool throughout the summer. The story is written with poetic nuances which makes the book all that much more fun! The question asks: "How do humans stay cool in the summer" by different types of animals. A frog asks "do humans dig in the dirt"? The questions the animals ask are thought provoking that the reader may not have thought of themselves. 

For example frog asks ... ... ...
How do humans stay cool in the summer?
do they dig in the dirt
so the sun doesn't hurt
their skin when it shines from above?
No blanket of leaf bits
in a burrow that just fits.
They want the warm sun on their skin.
Of interest to those who wish to delve deeper into understanding animals, the back of the book has educational material such as a matching activity and classification of animals. There is also information on summer and winter adaptations.

I recommend this book for younger readers. My six year old thought it was funny. (rev. B.Barlow, Parent)
DISCLOSURE:  A complimentary copy was provided by Abordale Publishing in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like fun, and I really like the illustration style! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday on!


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