Introduce kids to various animals' traits and characteristics with this beautifully illustrated and accessible picture book. Perfect for Kindergarten and Elementary science curriculums.
What would happen if kids played games with animals? Would they win a pie-eating contest with a hippo? Or a wrestling match with an anaconda? How about a game of tag with a porcupine? Win or lose, the competitions are hilarious as twelve different animals display their amazing natural abilities. Children will delight in Rebecca Evans' imaginative illustrations, discovering more and more unusual details with each reading. Bill Wise's fast-paced storyline entices readers to explore more about the animals in "Fun Facts and Fascinating Feats" at the back of the book. Sports and games are the perfect springboard into the math, science, and other STEM activities provided for teachers and parents. Comprehensive charts summarize animals' weights, heights, and lengths in both standard U.S. and metric measurements.
A perfect book for:
parents and teachers needing homeschool supplies for kindergarten (or any grade!)
anyone looking for animal books for kids
anyone interested in sharing nature with children with books that will help instill an appreciation for our planet!
Bill Wise is a retired middle school teacher who now writes full-time. In addition to teaching math and English, he coached baseball and basketball (his favorite sport) for many years. This book was inspired by Bill's passion for sports, nature, and mathematics. As a former teacher he likes to create activities that connect math with nature and sports. Bill has written five children's books. His picture book biography Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer earned the International Reading Association's primary nonfiction book award. He lives in Maine.