Monday, July 26, 2010

Orangutans are Ticklish

Welcome to Shelf-employed! I'm the host of this week's Nonfiction Monday.

Grubman, Steve and Jill Davis. 2010. Orangutans are Ticklish: Fun facts from an animal photographer. New York: Schwartz & Wade.(Random House)

Not your typical animal book, Orangutans are Ticklish combines stunning animal photos with animal facts, and a peek behind the scenes at an animal photo shoot.  These guys and gals are no super models!  Take the hipppo for instance,
This girl ate a hundred pounds of veggies during the thirty-minute photo shoot.
No wonder her mouth is wide open, but
a hippo's yawn doesn't mean she's tired. It means she wants to fight.
Thirteen animals including the lion, kangaroo and aardvark are featured.  Each creature has a two-page spread with large text, a beautiful photo, and a text bubble with interesting insight from photographer Steve Grubman. A "More Fun Facts" section contains three bulleted facts on each animal.  Kids will love this book for the photography.  Though it's too long for storytime reading, the photos and one or two facts could easily be shared with a storytime group.
Nonfiction fun!

Bloggers, please add your links below. Readers, please be sure to visit all of today's Nonfiction Monday contributors.  Thanks!

A few sites don't appear to be linked.  They are:
Janet's post on Alphabet City at All About the Books with Janet Squires
The Book Nosher's baseball themed post
Apples with Many Seeds offers In the Neighborhood, Over the Fence, Right Next Door
Bookends contributed Lincoln Tells a Joke by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer.
I'll continue to add any other posts that didn't get linked.


  1. Great post!
    My post this week is about:
    The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound

  2. What a fun looking book! Definitely very original! Thank you for hosting!

    Have linked up, but just in case, here is our link again: Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak one of my favourite quirky authors!


  3. Thanks for the round-up! I'll be curious to see how inlinks does....and that looks like a great Orangutang book!

  4. I'll be curious to see how inlinks does
    Charlotte: Me too! Thanks for posting.

  5. That sounds like a fun book - I'll definitely check out Oranutangs Are Ticklish.

    And I like how inlinks includes a picture for each link - very cool!

  6. Thank you for hosting this week! Inlinks looks very cool and so does the orangutan book.

  7. Thanks for hosting Non Fiction Monday. Orangutans are Ticklish sounds wonderful!

    This week at The Book Nosher I reviewed two new baseball picture books:

  8. Robin: Thanks for the link. Baseball is one of my favorite topics! If you'd like, please add your link above to inlinkz. Thanks! Lisa

  9. Morning Lisa.
    Like the look of the new link.
    This Monday's post is for two books about stories found in one's neighbours.
    Thanks for hosting this week's event.

  10. Bookends has a terrific biography to share today: Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer. Thanks for the hosting.

    Thanks for hosting. I loved Orangutans are Ticklish too!

  11. Thank you for hosting Nonfiction Monday! Can't wait to read Orangutans are Ticklish Too!!!

  12. Thank you for hosting.
    My offering is an Alphabet book of a different sort: Caldecott Honor Book, Alphabet City, illustrated by Stephen Johnson. Johnson has discovered the alphabet in an urban setting and presented the letters in paintings that are almost photographic in their realism. This would be a great addition not only to an alphabet collection, but to an art book collection as well.

  13. Hi Lisa,

    thanks for hosting and for finding a fun alternative to Mr. Linky. I love how they include small snapshot of an image - makes it much more appealing for me!

    love your review of Orangutangs - I definitely want to seek this out! many thanks,

    Mary Ann (Great Kid Books)

  14. I love the link system...way cool. Thanks for rounding us up and the review. Looks like a great book.

  15. It looks like inlinkz worked out well (and they have the cute frog thing going on)- glad you all liked it.
    Thanks, everyone.

  16. How cute. But I should have put my Blog's name, not mine. I'll try to remember next time. -wendieO