HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU CATCH A FLY? by Steve Jenkins

HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU CATCH A FLY?

by , , illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Similar in format to their highly successful What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? (2003), this stunning creation combines Jenkins’s gorgeous hand-made paper illustrations with an engaging text that’s wonderful for both group reading or sharing one-on-one. “See if you can figure out how the animals in these pages will snare a fish, hatch an egg, use a leaf, catch a fly, dig a hole, or eat a clam,” the introduction encourages. Openings show small images of six animals opposite large images of a fly, leaf, etc., challenging the reader to answer the question before turning the page to see the illustrated answers. The eye-appealing arrangement of words and images makes each page turn a delight. The facts are fascinating and sometimes a tad gruesome: “The ichneumon wasp...lays its eggs inside a caterpillar. When the eggs hatch, the wasp larvae eat the caterpillar from the inside out.” Nature is “red in tooth and claw.” More information about each of the animals is contained in the back of the book. Kudos! (Informational picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-618-96634-9
Page count: 32pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2008




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