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Little Skink’s Tail
By Janet Halfmann
Illustrator Laurie Allen Klein
Publisher Little, Brown and Company

Little Skink snaps off her beautiful blue lizard tail to save herself from a hungry crow. Tailless, she begins to wonder what it would be like to have tails like the many forest animals she sees each day. In her imagination she tries on a rabbit tail, a deer tail, a porcupine tail, even an owl’s tail. But as with Goldilocks none were just right. In the end her own tail grows back and she happily states, A skink needs a skink’s tail.”

The lovely nature illustrations that accompany this tail, errr tail, offer details for the curious child to discover. Those who look closely at the illustrations will discover the story of a caterpillar that changes into a chrysalis from which appears a monarch butterfly. Several pages of activities allow children to learn about animal tracks and why each animal has a different type of tail.

 


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