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Stick Your Tongue Out – Early Biology

stick your tongue out early biologyA fun book for kindergarten and early grades, when reading this book poking your own tongue out to see what you can do with it is compulsory! Teachers, you can even let your class poke out their tongues after reading this as part of a science experiment.

In Stick Your Tongue out, wach page has two types of tongues featuring an adjective starting with the same letter (alliteration. At the end of the book there are fun facts confirming the attribute of each tongue.

Authors: Praba Ram, Sheela Preuitt
Illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

Text From Stick Your Tongue Out

stick your tongue out early biologyBlue Tongue Black Tongue

Long Tongue Strong Tongue

Spiky Tongue Sticky Tongue

Rough Tongue Smooth Tongue

Forked Tongue Fast Tongue

Heavy Tongue Hairy Tongue

What is your tongue like?

Let’s talk about tongues
Did you know that tongues are made of muscle and are able to do many different things? Yet tongues never get tired or sore!
Polar Bear’s blue tongue absorbs the sun’s heat to keep warm.
Giraffe’s tongue is dark, which protects it from sunburn in the African savannah.
Pangolin puts its long tongue into anthills to slurp up ants – its favorite snack.
Salamander shoots out its powerful tongue to snatch crickets and fruit flies.
Goose grips grass with its spiky tongue and tears it off to munch.Frog catches flies with its sticky saliva and stretchy tongue.
Cat’s rough tongue helps it brush its fur.
Dog cools off by sticking out its tongue that swells up when it gets too hot.
Snake uses its forked tongue to smell its surroundings.
Chameleon’s tongue darts out with lightning speed to grab that grasshopper before it leaps away.
Blue Whale, the largest animal on Earth, has the heaviest tongue that helps trap tiny krill that it loves to eat.
Flamingo’s hairy tongue helps filter blue- green algae and shrimps that are its favourite food.

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Comments 2

  • Yes, I liked it very much. The artwork is playful and eye-catching, while the topic is good at sustaining young readers’ interest. This is a useful book for teaching literacy, as it works well for focusing on adjectives and textures and relating them to real-world sensations.

     
  • yes its informative and pictures are interesting

     

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