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Stripes of All Types

by Susan Stockdale

Published by Peachtree, 2013
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-56145-695-6

Ages 3-6

A finely crafted, brief rhyming text notes many instances of stripes in the animal world. The repeated use of the same alliterated sound in pairs of phrases (“Prowling the prairie / perched on a peak”) that are part of a longer couplet (“Crawling on cactus / and camped by a creek”) is marvelous, as is the rich word choice. A wonderful text for reading aloud or for advanced beginning readers, the narrative is paired with the striking illustrations showing the array of striped creatures referenced. More about the purpose of the stripes on each animal is provided in brief information at book’s end. A final page spread invites children to identify each of the animals by a close-up image of just its stripes. Highly Commended, 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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