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  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781682632024
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers

Celebrating Animal Underdogs




Underdogs, unite! Celebrated nonfiction author Melissa Stewart offers young readers a funny, informative look at some animal "underdogs" that have amazing means of survival.
Pee-ew! Should the stinky, skunklike zorilla take a bath? And should the slowpoke Galápagos tortoise get a move on? Everyone knows "cool" animals like elephants and cheetahs, but you should meet these lesser-known creatures that have amazing, creative means of survival! Written with a lively, playful voice, this book introduces young readers to a variety of animal "underdogs" and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.
Along with her engaging animal facts, Stewart weaves in a gentle message of understanding and celebrating differences. Stephanie Laberis's bright, humorous, and scientifically accurate illustrations add to the fun.

  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781682632024
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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Praise for Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers

"Friendly and approachable, this compendium is sure to create some new favorites in the animal kingdom." —Kirkus Reviews "The point that every animal, no matter how seemingly weak, has 'its own special way of surviving' is effectively made. The narrative also offers discussion-encouraging questions, and the lively painted portraits depict the animals fairly realistically, placing them in simplified natural settings, sometimes with a humorous touch." —Booklist

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