Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Little Skink's Tail Review

What a sweet little book! This 2009 Teachers' Choice Award book is the tale of a tail that is lost to the little Skink when she tries to avoid a crow's sharp beak. Sadly, the crow gets a taste but at least little Skink survives since she can regenerate tails!

This book has lovely pictures and a sweet plot as we watch her "try on" other tails until her own grows back. Thankfully, she realizes the beauty of her own tail and is lucky that hers DOES grow back!

One of the best features of this book, and the others in the series, is at its end. Different questions and activities which help you and your child to review what you've read will help to reinforce reading comprehension.

I urge you to check out Sylvan Dell Publishing's web site. See if the tale of Little Skink's Tail appeals to your child, or if another story would suit a young one you love!


  1. Thanks so much for this write up, Tracey! Sounds like you loved this book :) It is so, so cute! We have the occasional little skink running around the Sylvan Dell offices, in fact. Never ceases to make me smile. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks so much for reviewing Little Skink's Tail. I hope it comes in handy in homeschooling your kids. You're right, all of Sylvan Dell's titles are wonderful! Happy Reading!