Yuck, You Suck!
Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck
Warning: this book sucks! It bites, slurps, and sticks too.
Dare to open these pages and you’ll find ticks, mosquitos, stingrays, elephants, jellyfish, and the particularly sucky lamprey. Sixteen slurpy poems from Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple introduce a suction-filled selection of animals, and spectacularly sticky illustrations from Eugenia Nobati spotlight these stupendous suckers.
Ready to find out more? Prepare to get sucked in and read on . . .
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Picture Books, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen lives in Massachusetts and has written more than 400 books across all genres and age ranges, including the Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. In 2022 she was named the The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Winner. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.
Author: Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Heidi E. Y. Stemple is the author of more than forty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. She lives and writes on a farm in Massachusetts.
Illustrator: Eugenia Nobati
Eugenia Nobati is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Awards Nominee
- School Library Journal Best Book of 2022
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“The colorful, comical illustrations bring about a lively scene and show animals with highly expressive facial features. Teachers may want to add this title as a literature connection to a study on animals or animal features.” –Children’s Literature
School Library Journal
“A delightful book that amuses and educates.”—starred, School Library Journal
“[S]ufficient suckers and lappers of blood, ranging from fleas and mosquitoes to vampire bats, lampreys, and leeches, to gleefully put anyone off their lunch.”—Kirkus Reviews