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By Sue Whiting Mark Jackson | Comments: ( 163 ) | Date: ( Jan 17, 2020 )

Meet the puzzling platypus A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization.There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow But this animal has fur and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a beaver When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeMeet the puzzling platypus A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization.There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow But this animal has fur and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a beaver When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeps its snakelike venom at the ready And did you know that the female platypus lays eggs Follow a most unusual mammal as it leaves its home and travels through the night, gliding past wallabies and evading a hungry fox hurrying, scurrying, always busy, always looking for a meal

  • Title: Platypus
  • Author: Sue Whiting Mark Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780763680985
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Sue Whiting Mark Jackson

A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children s literature, Sue Whiting has worked in the publishing industry for almost twenty years, both as an author and editor of books for children and young adults Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, and is published in Australia and internationally Her middle grade novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones and nonfiction picture book, Platypus were both named CBCA Notable Books, and her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists 2014 Book of the Year Her new middle grade novel, Missing will be released in March 2018 and her picture book, Beware the Deep Dark Forest, illustrated by Annie White in October.Sue was Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books Australia for ten years, before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing and to work from home as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.

Comments Platypus

  • Dale

    Excellent model text- use of descriptive writing, adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc.

  • Library_geek

    This book captures this beautiful native Australian animal in all its beauty, the Platypus. 'Hurrying. Scurrying. Always moving. Always busy. Always looking for a meal. Platypus is perpetual motion – never still.' These poetic words capture the life of the mysterious platypus, who reside in their freshwater dwellings hiding in their burrows on the banks.As you turn each page, you discover that in the murky waters lie little surprises like dragonflies that I see from the corner of my eye, the b [...]

  • Beth Anderson

    Platypus is packed full of interesting information about a very strange animal, but the book never feels like an informational text. The rich lyrical descriptions of the animal and habitat are accompanied by sidebars providing scientific details. The platypus’s world comes alive in the illustrations and language as the author slowly reveals the features of this puzzling creature and follows it through its day. Several other “Nature Storybooks” are available in the series as well.

  • Laura Salas

    This is like a wonderful nature program on TV with a narrator doing voice-over. Love the information. The watercolor art totally fits the odd character and setting. My only nitpick is that I wish the two fonts were more distinct. For leveled text, they are too similar. Other than that, wow. The verbs. The voice. Fabulous."Night settles in. Frogs croon to the starry sky. Thirsty wallabies appear at the creek edge to drink. Under the cover of darkness, Platypus rides the current, performs back fli [...]

  • Margie

    There are animals native to very specific places regardless of climate. Polar bears are only found in the Arctic regions. Their counterparts, penguins, are only seen in the southern hemisphere. The Galapagos pink land iguana is native only on Wolf volcano, Isabela Island, labeled as critically endangered. Within the moist mountain areas of Venezuela lives the pebble toad; named for its unique defense strategy of folding its body into a ball and rolling away from predators.Within the continent of [...]

  • Laura G

    I learned facts that I didn't know about the platypus, like that it is venomous and toothless. I would have loved to see a diagram of these "stiff plates inside their bills", and in general, I was wishing that the illustrations were clearer, providing more detail. I was also bothered that the two different fonts were not quite distinct enough, setting one apart as narrative and the other as factual information. Still, much good information to be learned from this book. I suggest reading the note [...]

  • Carolyn Combs

    A marvelous book about a marvelous creature! Sue Whiting takes the reader through a busy night with a male platypus as he forages, grooms, evades a fox, and finally returns to his den to rest. The engaging lyrical prose is accompanied by clear factual text that conveys a plethora of information about platypuses, including all the ways that their biology is so unusual. The earth-toned illustrations by Mark Jackson reinforce the quiet, captivating mood. A delightful book to share aloud with youngs [...]

  • Joanne Roberts

    This book is illustrated with painterly, realistic art in muted tones. The narrative follows a platypus as he moves about his environment, defining words and focusing on his unusual attributes. The tone is comfortable, easy to read and understand. An interesting introduction to the platypus for elementary age.

  • Lynn

    Narrative text tells the story of a day in the life of a male platypus. The female is mentioned briefly, but also in the backmatter.Other than the backmatter, on only the page with the wallabies do we get a hint of which continent the platypus lives on.Wide spreads on slightly over-sized pages show the animal's activities in greenish-brown tones.

  • Sarah

    I learned quite a bit about this unique animal through the double-page spreads that contain both a narrative tale of a platypus' day and also a section informative text. This is a great addition to the animal collection for student researchers.

  • Sara

    Great format for 1-3 grade nonfiction readers. Describes a day in the life of the platypus, accompanied by short text facts related to the narrative on each page. Criticism: Don't tell readers to look up the words from the index in a dictionary; include a glossary for them.

  • Jenn Swanson

    I tried to read this to my daughter but she was definitely NOT interested. So I finished reading the book myself. The information in this book is interesting but I was not fond of the illustrations. This book would be best suited for school-age children.

  • Traci Bold

    More reasons to love non-fiction picture books. Author Sue Whiting and illustrator Mark Jackson give you many in this beautiful book all about platypus, a misunderstood and often forgotten animal.Published by Candlewick Press. #NF #PB #platypus #unique #animals #mystery

  • Edward Sullivan

    Good introduction to one of nature's oddest critters.

  • Lori Gravley

    A lovely interplay between lyrical text and factual information.

  • Sue Poduska

    This is a great opportunity to learn about the creature that fascinates observers and puzzles scientists. Kids will love the platypus and want to know more.

  • Michelle

    Beautiful illustrations accompany this story that follows the day in the life of the very puzzling/unique platypus. Informational text is also provided. Nice source material for a beginning report.

  • Laura McLoughlin

    Interesting book about an interesting animal. The information was appropriate for young kids and the pictures are really pretty.

  • Elizabeth

    As seen on Science Book a Day: sciencebookaday/2015/07/14

  • Angie

    Full of interesting and bizarre facts about the platypus (e.g. they're an egg-laying mammal, and the males are venomous).

  • Abbey

    Who knew that platypuses were not only adorable but fascinating?

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