Stripes of All Types

Category: Themes: Animals
A patterned parade of animals comes to life!
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561456956
  • Publication date: 04/01/2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/8" x 9-3/8"
  • Age Range: 2-6
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A patterned parade of animals comes to life!

Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide range of striped animals. Susan Stockdale’s bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons stripes are so often found in nature. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end!



Susan Stockdale


Susan Stockdale, a former textile designer for the apparel industry is the author-illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards, including the ALSC Notable Children’s Book, NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband, and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.


This engaging introduction to patterns in nature is a visual delight.” ―School Library Journal

“Stockdale pairs precise acrylic illustrations with equally tidy verse to depict 19 striped animals… Appended pages discuss the ways stripes benefit each creature and also provide a guessing game for readers to match stripes with their respective animals.” ―Publishers Weekly

“A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes and a good introduction to some new animals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This attractive picture book, one of the few to focus on stripes in nature, offers images that a motivated teacher could use for discussion.” ―BooklisOnline

“This engaging, educational book should prove as popular as her other nonfiction titles Bring on the Birds and Fabulous Fishes.” ―Washington Parent


Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2013

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2014

Best Children’s Books of the Year (Starred) ―Bank Street College of Education, 2014

Cybils Nonfiction Picture Books (Nominee) ―Cybils, 2013

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2013

CCBC Choices (Science, Technology, and the Natural World) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2014

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens ―Capitol Choices, 2014

Notable Children’s Book (Nominee) ―Association for Library Service to Children, 2013

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2013

Eureka! Gold Nonfiction Children’s Book Award ―California Reading Association, 2013

Charlotte Zolotow Award (Highly Commended) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2014

Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (Preschool Nominee) ―Keystone State Reading Association, 2014-2015

Read On Wisconsin! (Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2014-2015

Librarians’ Choices ―Librarians’ Choices, 2013

Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Honor Book) ―The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, 2014


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Lexile: AD130L
Themes: Camouflage, Patterns in Nature
BISAC 1: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 2: JNF042000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
BISAC 3: JNF051000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General