Buy This Book
Other books by Sandra Markle
Other books you may enjoy
“You’re great on your own, even without a fantail to show off,” – What If You Had an Animal Tail!?
What If You Had an Animal Tail!?
by Sandra Markle
What if, one morning, you got out of bed to find that you had grown an animal’s tail overnight? What if you now had the tail of a spider monkey, allowing you to swing through trees? What if you had a crocodile tail, allowing you to swim at Olympic speed? These are some of the possibilities shown in What If You Had an Animal Tail!?
In What If You Had an Animal Tail!?, Markle invites young readers to picture their lives with the tails of different animals, from the extravagant peacocks to the deadly scorpions. Each page is dedicated to the tail of a different animal and describes each tail’s unique abilities. Readers will explore how the animal’s tail would help them in their lives. For example, South African ground squirrels use their big, bushy tails to shade themselves in hot temperatures. If readers had these tails, they could forget about ever needing an umbrella, as they would already have one attached to their body! Each description is brief and informative; however, each two-page spread has seven to eight complex sentences that beginning readers will need an adult to read aloud to them.
The full-page illustrations, drawn by Howard McWilliam, provide each example with funny, exaggerated drawings of children enjoying their new animal tails. While one child uses his thresher shark tail to hit home runs, another uses her giraffe tail as her own paintbrush. The illustrations are an excellent companion to the book’s educational content, creating a unique non-fiction book that will educate and engage the reader’s imagination. What If You Had an Animal Tail!? gives readers a lot of animal information in an engaging format with illustrated examples of how animal tails would play into their daily lives.
Drugs and Alcohol