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Whose Tongue is This? (Whose? Animal Series)

by (author) Wayne Lynch

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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Think about all the different ways we use our tongues-to speak, to whistle, to play musical instruments, and to lick ice cream off our lips! Most animals, however, have tongues that are very different from ours. Some animals have sticky or rough tongues; some animals use their tongues to catch their food, to comb their fur, or even to smell. In Whose Tongue Is This?, some of the world's most fascinating tongues are on display.

Following the same guessing-game formula children have loved in the previous eight books, Wayne Lynch asks young readers to identify the animal just by looking at its tongue. With each turn of the page, a vivid colour photograph of the entire animal is revealed. Accompanied by fun-filled facts and intriguing text, Whose Tongue Is This? captivates young readers and introduces them to amazing birds, reptiles, and mammals with truly unique tongues.

About the author

Wayne Lynch
Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."

With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.

Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.

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