Does a seal smile? Does a chimp give a high-five? Do you? Let\'s think about it! Each book in the 12-book Think About... series opens with a helpful letter to parents explaining ways to use the material in the books with their kids. Does a Seal Smile? explores the ways and meanings of body and facial expressions in wild animals, chimps, and people. A funny, kid-like question (\"Does a coyote smile?\") is shown with a realistic scenario (coyote howling), and thoughts/ facts about how animals express themselves (e.g., a coyote\'s howl might mean \"come here!\"). Chimps are featured next, and a link is made to shared forms of human expression. Next, waves, smiles, frowns, hugs, kisses, handshakes, and common greeting expressions show how humans express what they want, think, and feel, and how we connect with one another. A final spread offers activities that further extend a child\'s grasp of the featured topic. Humorous, entertaining, smart: Highly-praised for engaging kids with a spot-on mix of silly and smart. An insightful approach: By contrasting the behavior of people and animals, the series helps young children understand what makes humans, and themselves, unique. Common Core Compatible: Exactly on-point with the Common Core\'s emphasis on compare-and-contrast; includes activities and discussion points that further extend each topic\'s range and application.


  • 32 pages
  • 8 x 8 inches
  • children ages 3+
  • 4 colors
  • Paperback

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