Flying Frogs and Walking Fish: Leaping Lemurs, Tumbling Toads, Jet-Propelled Jellyfish, and More Surprising Ways That Animals Move

by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
$17.99
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Explore unusual animal locomotion through incredible art and fascinating facts from the Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544630901
  • ISBN-10: 0544630904
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 05/03/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 32

About the book

A red-lipped batfish waddles across the sea floor on its fins, searching for small sea creatures to eat. Other animals may fly or glide, or jet-propel themselves to get around. These creatures come equipped with legs, wings, or tentacles, and they often move from place to place in surprising ways. In the latest eye-catching escape into the kingdom of Animalia, Caldecott Honor-winning team Jenkins and Page show how animals roll, fly, walk, leap, climb, swim and even flip! This fascinating and fun illustrated nonfiction melds science, art, biology, and the environment together in a detailed and well-researched book about how animals move in our world today.

About the author
Steve Jenkins

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. www.stevejenkinsbooks.com

Robin Page

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

Reviews

* "As usual, Jenkins’s collages capture the animals’ distinctive characteristics with precision and attention to detail, while a closing spread offers notable tidbits about the animals within." 

—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 

 

* "This fine overview is destined to be a popular addition to any science collection." 

—School Library Journal, STARRED review 

 

"...the featured animals are well chosen for diversity and interest, and the locomotion methods are startling and intriguing. This is therefore a useful addition to the ever-expanding Jenkins/Page nature study shelves." 

—Bulletin 

 

"...this spectacular arrangement of creatures is delicately rendered in Jenkins’ signature, eye-catching collage style. Closing with a list of categories and its accompanying critters, [Flying Frogs and Walking Fish] is highly educational and a treat to behold. 

—Booklist