Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?: How Animals Beat the Heat – by Etta Kaner/illustrated by Jenna Piechota


 Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?: How Animals Beat the Heat – by Etta Kaner/illustrated by Jenna Piechota, OwlKids Books, 9781771473989, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? This book lets kids know how different animals have adapted or found ways to keep cool when it’s hot. Lizards don’t eat ice cream, but they dance from foot to foot to give their feet a break from the hot sand. Humans drink water to keep cool, so do sea stars! Elephants use fans (their large ears) to cool themselves, sort of like humans use hand held fans.  Alligators nearly close their slit-like pupils to block out the bright sun and some frogs have developed something like sunblock! Fun and inventive pictures and ideas keep the facts in this book entertaining while children learn!

Anything you did not like about the book? No, it was great! My kids really loved it!

 To whom would you recommend this book? children ages 4-8

Who should buy this book? parents, teachers, librarians

Where would you shelve it? children’s non-fiction

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!!!

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Vicky Deneault, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review: March 19, 2021

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