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Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: Little Skink's Tail (Review)

Jan 7, 2010

Little Skink's Tail (Review)

Little Skink's Tail is a lovely book by Janet Halfmann, in which she introduces the reader to the Little Skink (which, by the way, is a lizard resembling reptile.) who comes face to face with a black flying predator. To escape becoming Mr Crow's meal, he distracts the crow by shedding his long slimy tail and scurries for cover. The plan worked and the Little Skink is left alone.....but....minus his beautiful tail.

Without his tail, the Little Skink rests sadly in his habitat till a brainwave hits him....."What if he got another tail" This leads to a journey into the world of imaginations he dreams of himself with different tails.

Read this book to find out what happens in the end....will he get a new tail, accept being a Skink without a tail or does something special happen?

Bunny girl and I enjoyed going through this book together. It was fun going through the 'tail parade' in Little Skink's imaginary world and it was a little time of education for both of us as neither of us (I admit it!) knew what a skink was....but now I do, thanks to Google!

I think this book also teaches an important lesson to a child that we're all made in a unique way and no alterations can make us look any better than God actually designed us to be!

I would recommend this book as a gift for any preschool aged child....its simple but beautifully written to convey and educate the young reader.

(Note: This book has won the '09 Learning Magazine Teacher's Awards, '09 FPA President's Award for the Best Children's Book and 3 '09 Mom's Choice Gold Awards in 3 categories.)

Buy it:

You can buy Little Skink's Tail off the Sylvan Dell site for 15.95 US$ if you'd like to get a hardcover version. The papercover version is sold at a lower price, at 8.95 US$

(Amazon has the hardcover version on sale for 12.44 US$)

** EBMR Disclaimer: Sylvan Dell Publishing sent me this book for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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At January 9, 2010 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Lil' said...

This looks much like what I read to my son when he was small.

At January 10, 2010 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Janet Halfmann: said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Little Skink's Tail. I am so happy you enjoyed how the book encourages children to be comfortable with themselves as they are. Many teachers tell me they find the book very useful not only for teaching science, but also character education. Thanks again!


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