Jessica Loy is the creator of When I Grow Up: A Young Person's Guide to Interesting and Unusual Occupations and Follow the Trail: A Young Person’s Guide to the Great Outdoors. An accomplished graphic designer and painter, Ms. Loy is an associate professor at the Center for Art and Design at the College of Saint Rose, where she teaches graphic design. She lives in Delmar, New York, with her family.
There are lots of fascinating animals throughout the world with unusual characteristics. But you may be surprised to learn that many common animals may also have some uncommon characteristics! For example, did you know that:
A giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue?
Or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child’s arm?
So come read facts about fourteen special animals who are less "normal" than we may think at first look.
Praise for When I Grow Up
"Children in search of a unique answer to the question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ will appreciate this book." —School Library Journal
Praise for Follow the Trail
: "This kid-friendly guide to camping and hiking is loaded with information." —Booklist
"The appealing format will get kids excited about camping and the hands-on approach will foster an appreciation for the outdoors." —Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful, informative book. . . . There is a wealth of material packed into these attractive pages. . . . An enjoyable read as well as a learning experience." —School Library Journal