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Ampersand Kids Titles Publishing October 2020 (QUEBEC)

Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?
How Animals Beat the Heat
By (author): Etta Kaner Illustrated by: Jenna Piechota
Etta Kaner ,

Illustrated by :

Jenna Piechota


Owlkids - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) K - 5, Grade (US) K - 5
Oct 15, 2020
$19.95 CAD


9in x 7.5 x 0.38 in | 329 gr

Page Count:

32 pages


Full colour illustrations throughout
Owlkids Books
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
Best Books for Kids and Teens 2021, Commended
  • Short Description
A fun and factual exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather
A fun and factual exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather

A fun, factual, interactive exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather, for ages 4 to 8

Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways to beat the heat. From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their ears like fans, this funny and informative book reveals how animals adapt to survive warm weather.

Written in question-and-answer format and featuring playful imagery, this summery sequel to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? encourages discussion and laughter. Questions and fun facts are paired with comical illustrations of animals trying human tactics to keep cool. Funny and accessible phrasing makes each animal adaptation easy to understand and will spark curiosity in STEM learning.

  • A sequel to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? by award-winning children’s nonfiction author Etta Kaner
  • Interactive elements engage kids and make this a great nonfiction read-aloud choice in classrooms or at home
  • Introduces kids to new and unusual creatures, with STEM curriculum links to animal adaptations

ETTA KANER writes for both children and educators. Many of her books have won awards including the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award, the Scientific American Young Readers book award, and the Science in Society book award. Etta lives in Toronto, Canada.

JENNA PIECHOTA is an illustrator from Thunder Bay, Ontario and this is her debut book. She started a career in science but decided that drawing animals is just as much fun as studying them! She lives in Toronto with her husband and their dog Chester. When it's hot, she loves to go swimming to keep cool.

"Silly questions and sensible, sometimes surprising answers show how animals cope with hot temperatures." - Kirkus Reviews

"Kids will find plenty to enjoy here, from the quirky questions to the fascinating answers to the cartoonlike drawings in this amusing picture book... Like its companion book, Kaner’s Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?, this volume delivers intriguing animal facts along with a boatload of fun." - Booklist

"It is always fun for young readers to get answers to questions they may not think to ask... Kaner provides these answers in a format that is sure to please." - Sal's Fiction Addiction

"A fun way to teach children about interesting animal adaptations... Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream? How Animals Beat the Heat is a worthwhile book to read and may keep younger readers coming back time and time again until they memorize all of it." - Canadian Review of Materials

"Fun and inventive pictures and ideas keep the facts in this book entertaining while children learn." - Youth Services Book Review

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