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Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws
by Ingo Arndt
Ingo Arndt, Illustrator

Paperback | 36 pages | 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823431854 | 07-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 5 to 8

Themes: Animals/Nonfiction, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A, C, K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K-1: RI. 2, 5, 6, 10
2: RI. 5, 7

About the Book
Whose foot is this? An intriguing close-up of an animal's foot piques curiosity that's satisfied on the following page with a stunning full size photo of the animal itself and a brief description of how the foot is used.

A tiger stalks its prey on velvet paws. A gecko's ribbed feet enable it to climb walls as smooth as glass. The mole uses its feet for digging. The webbed feet of a duck help it swim. Rabbits and kangaroos have feet adapted for jumping fast and far. Caterpillars, starfish, and octopuses all use their feet to grab hold. The guessing-game format makes learning about natural adaptation fun. Includes an index of all animals featured.


"This will be a popular choice for libraries because of its fascinating facts and art presentation."—School Library Journal

"Through striking photographs of the undersides of animal feet, a wild life photographer demonstrates how they reflect an animal's size, speed, and mode of travel . . . appealing in its simplicity."—Kirkus Reviews