Teeth Tails and Tentacles
Title: Teeth Tails and Tentacles
Author: Christopher Wormell
The first portion of the work is a counting book covering the numbers one to twenty with block prints of animals. The second portion of the work has factual information concerning the animals.
Lexile Level: NP
Guided Reading Level: H
With his trademark colorful and compelling images of animals both familiar and exotic, acclaimed British illustrator Christopher Wormell brings a uniquely artful point of view to the traditional counting book. Wormell’s inventive approach to illustrating the numbers from 1 to 20 highlights intriguing parts, behaviors, or features of specific animals, rather than simply increasing the numbers of the animals themselves. This new perspective presents an opportunity for further parent-child exploration of the animal—How many legs does the camel have? What color is the ladybug?—in keeping with the current trend toward interdisciplinary education for the very young.