Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: k to 5
A fun, factual, interactive exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather, for ages 4 to 8
Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways to beat the heat. From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their ears like fans, this funny and informative book reveals how animals adapt to survive warm weather.
Written in question-and-answer format and featuring playful imagery, this summery sequel to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? encourages discussion and laughter. Questions and fun facts are paired with comical illustrations of animals trying human tactics to keep cool. Funny and accessible phrasing makes each animal adaptation easy to understand and will spark curiosity in STEM learning.
About the authors
ETTA KANER est une ex-enseignante. De nos jours, elle écrit principalement des documentaires pour les enfants et les éducateurs. Plusieurs de ses livres ont été primés; elle a notamment remporté le Silver Birch Award, le Animal Behavior Society Award et le Science in Society Book Award. Etta vit à Toronto, en Ontario.
ETTA KANER writes for both children and educators. A number of her books have won awards, namely, the Silver Birch award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, and the Science in Society book award. Etta lives in Toronto, Ontario.
JENNA PIECHOTA is an illustrator from Thunder Bay, Ontario and this is her debut book. She started a career in science but decided that drawing animals is just as much fun as studying them! She lives in Toronto with her husband and their dog Chester. When it's hot, she loves to go swimming to keep cool.
"Kids will find plenty to enjoy here, from the quirky questions to the fascinating answers to the cartoonlike drawings in this amusing picture book... Like its companion book, Kaner’s Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?, this volume delivers intriguing animal facts along with a boatload of fun."
"It is always fun for young readers to get answers to questions they may not think to ask... Kaner provides these answers in a format that is sure to please."
Sal's Fiction Addiction
"A fun way to teach children about interesting animal adaptations... Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream? How Animals Beat the Heat is a worthwhile book to read and may keep younger readers coming back time and time again until they memorize all of it."
Canadian Review of Materials
"Fun and inventive pictures and ideas keep the facts in this book entertaining while children learn."
Youth Services Book Review
"Silly questions and sensible, sometimes surprising answers show how animals cope with hot temperatures."
Other titles by Etta Kaner
Dig, Dance, Dive
How Birds Move to Survive
De la crème glacée pour les lézards?
Comment les animaux se rafraîchissent
The Sneaky Ways Plants Survive
Du chocolat chaud pour les grenouilles?
Comment les animaux se réchauffent
Wild Buildings and Bridges
Architecture Inspired by Nature
Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?
How Animals Keep Warm
Animals Do, Too!
How They Behave Just Like You
Friend or Foe
The Whole Truth about Animals That People Love to Hate
And the Winner Is ...
Amazing Animal Athletes
Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More
The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont