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I've Got Feet: Fantastical Feet of the Animal World

I've Got Feet: Fantastical Feet of the Animal World

Julie Murphy / Hannah Tolson

A cheetah has fast feet that run. A gecko has sticky feet that climb. What do your feet do? Animals from around the world describe their feet and how they use their feet in this fun illustrated non-fiction book. Facts about how an animal’s feet are key adaptations to their survival supplement the descriptive narration. Young readers will love to compare their feet to those in the animal kingdom.

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I've Got Feet: Fantastical Feet of the Animal World

I've Got Feet

Animals around the world describe unique features of their feet and how they use them. From webbed feet to sticky feet, hooved feet to bright blue feet, young readers are introduced to animal adaptions in this nonfiction picture book.



Complete Series of 1: your price $17.99

  • Free Teacher's Guide available - download here

  • Detailed color illustrations

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 10" x 9.5"

  • Binding: Trade hardcover

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review,
September 2017

“Though they are not exactly glamorous, and though poets do not write about them in praise, feet are remarkable things. In the animal kingdom they come in all shapes and sizes, with each set being perfectly adapted to the lifestyle of the animal that they belong to. Feet help animals catch food, evade predators, build homes, and migrate long distances. They can “walk, run, and kick” and “climb, jump, and dig.” Some also help the animal swim. The cheetah’s feet help the beautiful cat travel at remarkable speeds so that it can catch prey. Zebra’s feet are perfectly adapted to help the striped animal get away from predators and they can deliver such a powerful kick that they can “break a lion’s jaw.” A duck’s webbed feet are perfect for swimming, and they also prevent ducks from sinking into the mud that can be found along the shores of lakes and ponds. Blue-footed boobies also have webbed feet but instead of being orange, yellow, or grey like the feet of ducks, their feet are a shocking blue color. The male boobies use their feet to display to female boobies, stepping high and dancing to get their attention. Turtles also have feet that are designed to help them swim. They have flippers that are so well suited to pushing the turtle through water that they are not well suited to moving around on the land. This wonderful picture book will charm young animal lovers. With colorful artwork and interesting facts on every spread, this is a title that will encourage young children to look at animals in new ways.”—Marya Jansen_Gruber

September 1, 2017

“A gamboling gallery of animal feet in action. Tolson’s cheery paint-and-cut-paper views of smiling animals on the move carry a light but, considering the thundering herd of similar surveys available, unexceptional load. They illustrate a survey of how animal feet are adapted to run, jump, climb, swim, dig, grip, kick, keep eggs warm, and—in the case of the male blue-footed booby—attract the ladies. Readers will come away with a solid grasp of the notion that there are different sorts of feet, but it’s misleading to claim that “CHEETAH feet never slip,” and as Murphy sticks to vertebrates for her 13 examples, the “feet” of snails and insects go unnoted. Moreover, she skips past adaptive differences in bone structure or other internal anatomy, nor does she offer print or online leads for young investigators who might want a leg up on, for instance, the three basic types of mammalian foot. A quick hop, skip, and jump over the topic, adequate for first impressions but a large step behind Ingo Arndt’s Best Foot Forward (2013).”