What do you do with a tail like this?

Invent a gliding suit or a robot inspired by sugar gliders. Or a new sport inspired by short tails.

What do You do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins is a striking book with intriguing facts. Explore amazing things that animals can do with their ears, eyes, noses, mouths, feet and tails!

The book is a guessing book that is beautifully illustrated by Robin Page in cut-paper collage.

Tails are great inspiration for ideas. A seahorse has a prehensile tail shaped like a square prism. A pig has a short tail and the quetzal has a striking long tail.

What ideas do you get?

Steven’s book Eye to Eye was one of the first book I used as inspiration when I got interested in Biomimicry (blog post Interesting Eyes).

You may also like: Eye to Eye and Look at Me!: How to Attract Attention in the Animal World.

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