Spectacular Spots (Paperback)

Spectacular Spots By Susan Stockdale Cover Image

Spectacular Spots (Paperback)


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You’ll be amazed to discover all the different reasons why animals have spots!

What kinds of animals have spots and why do they have them?
With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces readers to a range of spotted animals, familiar and exotic, and some of the benefits of their patterns. In addition to providing beauty and inspiration, spots can help a creature masquerade as a different, more threatening species, provide camouflage for hunting or hiding, or scare off predators. From the ladybug to the blue poison dart frog, the green anaconda to the white-tailed deer fawn, these spectacularly spotted creatures will delight and fascinate budding naturalists.
This entrancing companion to Stripes of All Types (130,000 copies sold in a variety of formats) features energetic rhyming text and beautifully detailed paintings that pop off the page. An afterword tells a little bit more about each animal and where it lives, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end.
Susan Stockdale began her art career as a textile designer for the apparel industry, providing her an opportunity to express her love of pattern and color. Today, pattern and color remain central to her work as the author and illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards including the ALSC Notable Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.
Product Details ISBN: 9781682633960
ISBN-10: 1682633969
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
". . . a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists."—Kirkus Reviews

"This beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates creatures with spots, ranging from 'singing quails' and 'gliding snails' to 'clinging frogs' and 'dozing hogs.'"—Booklist

"An attractive, briefly informative, fun offering for the curious of mind."—School Library Journal