Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet

× Home eBook Access Store All Books eBooks Latest News Support Login Contact Us
Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet
Go along on the exciting dream journey from morning to night, using hands and feet just like squirrels, monkeys, rats, spiders, frogs, penguins, elephants, lions, kangaroos, pandas, and eagles. Travel to the lush jungle, the African savannah, Australian outback, and to the frozen Antarctic. Finally, as the sun sets, snuggle beneath the covers and snooze, with recollections of animals at play, inspired by the imaginative illustrations of Sherry Rogers. After all, even the wild things need some time to rest after a day of fast-footed play! The “For Creative Minds" education section features a “Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet" matching activity.

This fictional story with rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 34-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Kimberly Hutmacher, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 3-7, Grades PK-2, Lexile: AD 730, AR: NQ, F&P: L
Hardcover 9781934359884 $16.95  
Paperback 9781934359983 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553871 $9.95  
EBook 9781607182818 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628551129 Purchase Here
Keywords:   physical adaptation, adaptations, rhyme and rhythm, life science, hands, feet adaptations
Animals in the book:   squirrel, monkey, mouse, spider, frog, penguin, elephant, kangaroo, lion, turtle, eagle, panda
Vetters:   Thanks to Andrea Smith, Curator of Education at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Kansas, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.


I think this one would be SO fun for story hour - you get to move along with the animals in the story - tons of fun and different actions to do with them AND then it ends with everyone sleeping after their long day! This will be a good time!! -In the Pages Magazine

The illustrations tell a wordless story tying the different animals and facts together. Two children travel from water bog to ice berg, watching and interacting with the animals. - Wild About Nature

It subtly encourages children to find adventures in reading. - Stories For Children Magazine

Author/Illustrator Info:

Kimberly Hutmacher (Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet) has written numerous pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children's magazines and anthologies. She has also written three eBooks for the educational website "A to Z Kid's Stuff" and served as poetry editor for Wee Ones Magazine for two years. Kimberly has homeschooled her three children for several years and they have a huge love and curiosity for science. A few years ago, when gathering material for a science lesson on how animals use their appendages, Kimberly had a difficult time finding material geared toward preschool and early elementary students. The seed was planted, and she set out to write her own book that would present the materials in a lively and engaging way for younger audiences. The result was her first picture book, Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet, published by Arbordale Publishing Spring 2009. Kimberly lives in Illinois.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before "leaving it all behind" for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets. Visit her website at


home  |  catalog  |  privacy policy  |  contact us