A patterned parade of animals comes to life in Stockdale's stunning new book!

Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide range of striped animals. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end!


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Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books, including Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, Fabulous Fishes, and Carry Me. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice, and the National Science Teachers Association. Stockdale lives in Maryland and speaks frequently at schools and conferences.

You can visit Susan Stockdale’s website here.



“This engaging introduction to patterns in nature is a visual delight.” ―School Library Journal

“Stockdale pairs precise acrylic illustrations with equally tidy verse to depict 19 striped animals...Appended pages discuss the ways stripes benefit each creature and also provide a guessing game for readers to match stripes with their respective animals.” ―Publishers Weekly

“A lovely, interactive exploration of stripes and a good introduction to some new animals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This attractive picture book, one of the few to focus on stripes in nature, offers images that a motivated teacher could use for discussion.” ―Booklist online

“Simple, lilting rhymes and enticing action verbs spotlight critters in their natural habitats...The final double-page image brings the action close to home as two children cuddle a pair of black-and-gray tabbies.” ―School Library Journal online

“In Susan Stockdale's Stripes of All Types, simple, rhyming text with just a few descriptive words on every page converge into a satisfying twist that the very young can discover and enjoy... The simplicity and boldness with which the animals are depicted make this an excellent nature book.” ―Parents' Choice/Silver Honor Award

“This engaging, educational book should prove as popular as her other nonfiction titles Bring on the Birds and Fabulous Fishes.” ―Washington Parent

“This science concept book is appropriate for early readers not only to look at the stripes themselves but how patterns work in nature as well. Placed in their natural habitats, Stockdale has created captivating illustrations.” ―Reading Today Online

“A visual treat to share with early childhood scientists! ... This book with alliteration and simple narratives will delight students whether they are emergent or confident readers.” ―NSTA Recommends


Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation 2013

Notable Children's Book (Nominee) ―Association for Library Service to Children 2013

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―NSTA / CBC 2014

Eureka! Gold Nonfiction Children's Book Award ―California Reading Association 2013

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens ―Capitol Choices 2014

Charlotte Zolotow Award (Highly Commended) ―Cooperative Children's Book Center 2014

Cybils Nonfiction Picture Books (Nominee) ―Cybils 2013

Best Children's Books of the Year (starred) ―Bank Street College of Education 2014

Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (preschool nominee) ―Keystone State Reading Association 2014-2015