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

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illus. by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-544-63090-1
In another of their expert examinations of biodiversity, frequent husband-and-wife collaborators Jenkins and Page explore the ways nearly 50 creatures move on land, in the sea, and underwater. Pages highlighting the unexpected movements of single animals (an octopus walking across the sea floor, a swimming elephant) alternate with ones looking at how other animals approach the same methods (a red kangaroo “uses its tail as a fifth leg,” while the slow-on-land sloth “is right at home in the water”). 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. Ages 4–7. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/21/2016
Release date: 05/03/2016
Genre: Children's
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