Steve Jenkins: Animals Upside Down & The Animal Book February 25, 2014 by robin 22 Comments Check out my interview with Caldecott Honor Illustrator, Steve Jenkins, on his new books, Animals Upside Down & The Animal Book over in The Nonfiction Nook! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
February 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm
The tuatara lizard (from New Zealand) is born with a third eye on the top of its head, which can no longer be seen after about six months, and the purpose of which scientists are still trying to figure out. (Now that I think of it, perhaps this fact turns up in Steve’s book “Eyes”, which looks great!!
February 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Ooh 🙂 good one, Pauline. Even if you don’t win this one you will always be my favorite librarian! I kind of want to play too — I’m bursting with interesting animal facts — but you can’t ender your own contest.
February 27, 2014 at 12:37 am
Have you ever seen a coconut crab? Check them out here…be prepared to be amazed! http://mantisshrimp.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/coconut-crabs-giant-land-crustaceans/ They are the world’s largest biggest arthropod~!
February 27, 2014 at 12:46 am
Um… No! This is the coolest comment/contest idea I’ve ever had. *Pats self on back* Keep the cool facts coming!
February 27, 2014 at 3:53 am
Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week
Read More: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sloths | http://thefw.com/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-sloths/?trackback=tsmclip
February 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm
Sea turtles can stay under water up to five hours because they can slow their heart rate to as slow as beat/9 minutes!http://www.defenders.org/sea-turtles/basic-facts
February 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm
Well, I’m fascinated by the thousands, if not millions, of living creatures that we DON’T know about, who live in our oceans. What kind of flatfish was it that they saw in that single submersible dive to the bottom of the Marianas Trench? How many other amazing aquatic beings live in our oceans that we’ve never seen, or even imagined?? We know more about Mars than we do about Earth!
February 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm
Teachers & Librarians, Teacher Vision just pointed me to two cool activity guides for other Steve Jenkins books. You could probably spend a whole year doing Steve Jenkins related science work! Here are two free printable links:
February 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm
Bunnies can purr when they are content (they grind their teeth softly)!
March 2, 2014 at 1:24 am
My son’s favorite animal has always been the elephant. When I mentioned this contest to him he immediately said, ” I have always thought it was interesting that a newborn elephant is larger than an adult human. “
March 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm
Hi, Joanne — you won! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address in it and I will send along your book! Congratulations 🙂
March 2, 2014 at 4:35 am
My son loves elephants too. He says, “When I’m an elephant I will live at the zoo.” I feel like I can tell a little bit about everybody just from their favorite animals facts 😉 one more day, everybody. Good luck!
March 2, 2014 at 6:35 am
A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than a human’s smell!!!
March 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
March 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm
Hi Terri — you won! Send an email to email@example.com with your address in it and I will send along your book! Congratulations 🙂
March 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm
hummingbirds beat their wings 60 to 80 times per SECOND. What a lot of energy.
March 2, 2014 at 10:58 pm
jellyfish glow under black light
March 3, 2014 at 12:44 am
Cheetahs are the fasted land animal!
March 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Rabbits “binky,” jumping in the air for joy, making them excel at agility courses like dogs!
March 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Terri & Joanne are our winners! This contest was so fun and so popular I’m moving it, along with all my other author/illustrator interviews, over to my nonfiction picture book blog: http://thenonfictionnook.com/2014/02/25/steve-jenkins-book-giveaway/#comments
Thanks for playing!
March 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Buzzards can see rodents from 15,000 feet (4572 m) in the air! (i know i’m late, i just think that’s a really neat fact)
March 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Thanks, Maggie – it is a cool fact!
Next time 😉