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Monday, June 07, 2010

Stripes



Wasn't that an amazing video! And we humans think we're adaptable--we're nothing compared to the cuttlefish!

Only tangentially related to the cuttlefish's stripes are these books for kids :

Bruchac, Joseph. How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: A Tale of Bragging and Teasing. [JP BRU]
When Bear and Brown Squirrel have a disagreement about whether Bear can stop the sun from rising, Brown Squirrel ends up with claw marks on his back and becomes Chipmunk, the striped one.

The Case of the Missing Zebra Stripes. [J 510 CAS]
A collection of stories, poems, riddles, games, and hands-on activities focusing on the mathematical aspects of a trip to the zoo.

Shannon, David. A Bad Case of Stripes. [JP SHA]
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Walsh, Melanie. Do Pigs Have Stripes? [JP WAL]
Do monkeys tweet? Do pigs have stripes? A series of questions and bright, simple illustrations prompt readers and listeners to guess the answers.

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