Thursday, November 13, 2008

How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?

How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Houghton Mifflin Company
unpaged

Flies are fast! They can hover, walk upside down, and use their lightning-quick reflexes to escape predators. But rainbow trout, slender lorises, and assassin bugs can catch them. Chimney swifts can, too. How do such diverse creatures manage to capture the same prey? Similar in structure to What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, this eye-popping picture book introduces readers to a menagerie of animals that approach the same challenges in very different ways.

2 comments:

art4jewel said...

This book is so neat! I love the illustrations. They really encourage you to keep exploring the book.

I never knew that there was a beetle that catches fish!

I know that kids would love this book and be interested in learning about the animals and the surprising things that they do.

Brittany H said...

When you need to dig a hole, catch a fly, or eat a clam and your method just isn’t working, this book offers several other tried-and-true methods from the animal kingdom. Some are kind of gross, but all are fascinating. This book would make a great addition to an elementary school animals unit in science. The teacher of the younger grades would have to read the book to her students so they could enjoy it however, as the text is more difficult than the concepts.