What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

By Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

  • Release Date: 2008-03-18
  • Genre: Animals
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings
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A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).


  • A Definite Winner

    By MKWick
    I can easily see why What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? is a Caldecott Honor Book. The cut-paper collage of animals is very artistic, and the way the book is written is very creative. A small portion of five animal parts (either noses, ears, tails, eyes, mouths, or feet) are shown, and you are to guess which animal the part belongs to and how it is used. Even if your children can easily figure out and memorize what they are looking at, I think they can have fun with this book for a long time. There is a good chance that some of the 30 animals in the book will be uncommon to you. Some of the animals found in Jenkins' and Page's book include the African elephant, striped skunk, blue-footed booby and giant anteater. In the back of the book, you can find out more interesting facts about the animals. You and your kids will definitely gain from reading this book. I highly recommend it.