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Little Skink's Tail

by Janet Halfmann, Laurie Allen Klein (Illustrator)

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While Little Skink hunts yummy ants for breakfast, she is suddenly attacked by a crow! But she has a trick to escape – she snaps off her tail, and it keeps on wiggling! Little Skink is happy to be alive, but she misses her bright blue tail. Little Skink’s Tail follows Little Skink as she daydreams of having the tails of other animals in the forest. Readers will enjoy pretending with her, trying on tail after tail. The first is too puffy-fluffy, and another too stinky! Then one day Little Skink gets a big surprise…and she doesn’t have to dream of tails anymore. The “For Creative Minds” section has information on tail adaptations and communications and a mix-and-match tail activity.

This was an adorable children's book. I loved how Little Shink used her imagination to "see" what she would look like with different animal tails. The illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein are beautiful. I think this book would be a great book for all young children as it teaches them to use their imagination. The "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book is a wonderful addition that I think children will love.This book won the 2009 Teachers Choice Award and Mom's Choice Awards. ( )
  VickiLN | Nov 15, 2009 |
Little skink loses her tail and searches for a new tail from other animals. In the end she can't find one that is fitting to her and then realizes that her own tail has grown back. The writing isn't exactly capturing but students will love the pictures of the skink with different tails on her. The back of the book as a great footprint map and tail matching activity. I think this would be a great activity to do with students. ( )
  kmacneill | Nov 3, 2009 |
This was an easy read and cute. A skink (lizard) trying on different tails. It taught many lessons in patience, self-worth, and diversity. God created us just like He wants us. I would read this book to 2-4th graders. See back section for animal explanations. ( )
  awiltenburg | Sep 3, 2009 |
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While Little Skink hunts yummy ants for breakfast, she is suddenly attacked by a crow! But she has a trick to escape. She snaps off her tail, and it keeps on wiggling! Little Skink is happy to be alive, but she misses her bright blue tail. Little Skink's Tail follows Little Skink as she daydreams of having the tails of other animals in the forest. Readers will enjoy pretending with her, trying on tail after tail. The first is too puffy-fluffy, and another too stinky! Then one day Little Skink gets a big surprise...and she doesn't have to dream of tails anymore. The For Creative Minds section has information on tail adaptations and communications and a mix-and-match tail activity. Little Skink's Tail encourages children to be comfortable with themselves as they are.

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While Little Skink hunts for breakfast, she is attacked by a crow. To escape, she snaps off her tail. Little Skink's tail follows her as she daydreams of having the tails of other animals in the forest. Includes "For Creative Minds" section with information on tail adaptations and communications and a mix-and-match tail activity.… (more)

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