For Ages 3-7
No matter their size and shape, tails aren’t just hanging around—they’re useful! This fun, informative book invites readers to guess the owner of nine tails, and then turn the page to see the animal and its tail in action.
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee 2013 Best Books
Alabama Camelia Children’s Choice Winner (K-1 Division), 2013-14
New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) Charlotte Award Nominee, 2014
Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California Outstanding Books, 2013
“The concise information does a nice job of demonstrating the many different functions a tail can serve–a gerbil uses it for balance, while an Arctic fox uses it to stay warm. The book closes with a summarizing gatefold matching all the animals with their tails” — School Library Journal
“…the flaps of the gatefold are a checkerboard of animal heads and tails against brightly colored backgrounds, allowing for a great matching game. Brooks’ watercolor animals are realistic without being frightening, the colors nicely echoing those found in their habitats. A great challenge for kids who have already mastered the basic pets and farm animals.” — Kirkus