22 thoughts on “Steve Jenkins: Animals Upside Down & The Animal Book

  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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~!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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:

    http://www.hmhbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf https://www.teachervision.com/literature-guide/printable/72278.html

  8. Bunnies can purr when they are content (they grind their teeth softly)!

  9. 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. “

  10. 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!

  11. A dog’s smell is more than 100,000 times stronger than a human’s smell!!!

  12. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

  13. hummingbirds beat their wings 60 to 80 times per SECOND. What a lot of energy.

  14. jellyfish glow under black light

  15. Cheetahs are the fasted land animal!

  16. Rabbits “binky,” jumping in the air for joy, making them excel at agility courses like dogs!

  17. 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!

  18. 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)

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