Monday, April 8, 2019

The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

Colo the cougar and her friend Ruff, the bobcat, jump and play together, but Ruff can't jump as far as Colo. Ruff doesn't have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on long leaps. Ruff's tail is much shorter. He is sure that something is wrong with him. Sympathetic, Colo suggests they find a tail that Ruff would like better, so off they go. As the two kittens explore the variety of tails worn by other animals, they make the best discovery of all

My Review:

This story tells of Colo, the cougar cub who meets up with Ruff, a bobcat cub.  When Ruff sees that Colo can jump far because of his tail, the two set off to find Ruff a new tail.  They come across a skunk, a lizard, a bird, and other species.  In the end, the two determine that Ruff's tail is just right for the cub.  It's a cute tale about tails!

Along with the playful tale of two cubs are facts about animals on each page.  For instance, kids will learn that birds can adjust their tail feathers to the shape they need for fast flight, making turns, or landing.

The 'For Creative Minds' section after the story further educates and entertains.  There's maps that show the four types of wildcats in North America.  There's a Cat Comparison chart of the cougar, bobcat, and house cat.  Additionally, there's information on Tail Adaptations and a Match the Tail matching game.

The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff is a Spring 2019 book release from Arbordale Publishing.

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25 comments:

aperry said...

I am interested in roadrunners.

Lynne said...

Penguins are my favorite! I like giraffes as well.

tdk said...

My kids would love this book! All 4 of them!

Donna B. said...

I really like dolphins.

SueZH said...

I really like dogs and horses.

nikkirae said...

I love geese!!

Dan Denman said...

I have always liked dogs. They are playful and loyal.

Kristen said...

I really like giraffes and orangutans.

Jan Lee said...

One of my favorite animal species is the panda; another is the elephant :)

Leela said...

I love birds.

bison61 said...

Marsupials, because they carry their young in pouches. I love the koalas

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Antoinette M said...

I like cats.

LesleyfromWI said...

I love Wolves and Foxes

Julie Waldron said...

I like dogs.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like Appaloosa horses.

Megan Evans said...

My favorite animals are ferrets. I can't wait to have pet ferrets again in the future.

mahnrafjtb said...

I love dogs and elephants. they are amazing animals.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I have a special place in my heart for giraffes!

Lauryn R said...

One of my favorite animal species is Snow Leopards! I love all animals though! I have always wished that I would have been a vet or worked at a wildlife park.

Crystal K. said...

I like dolphins and llamas.

Becky Kinard said...

I love deer. We have a lot where I live and I love watching them when they come up in my yard.

katy said...

I love penguins. That walk is just too cute.

wen budro said...

I love elephants. They are so intelligent and social.

bluecat said...

I love cats.

Edye Nicole said...

I love dolphins!

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