Animals That Make Me Say Wow!

Animals That Make Me Say Wow!

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"Cusick explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. This presentation of amazing animal facts is loosely organized into three sections: defense, foraging and anatomy. There's a short introduction for each section followed by a series of boxed explanations interspersed among a gallery of close-up photographs, mostly from the National Wildlife Federation archives. Some images are quite wonderful: a family of cygnets riding a swan's back, a porcupine chewing on a branch, an unidentified moth with a coiled tongue. Others are really too small to see details well. Some images are clearly labeled with the creature's name; others can be guessed from the nearby text, but some will be mysteries (perhaps better than the "great egret" caption for the snowy egret picture). Readers are asked some thought-provoking questions as well as offered cool facts. Scavenger-hunt challenges in the concluding section call for both inside and outside research. A companion volume, Animals That Make Me Say OUCH!, follows the same format, but its third section deals with adaptations for hostile environments. Both titles feature lively, colorful design. Best for browsers who like their facts fast" -- Kirkus Reviews
This book celebrates amazing animal surprises from all over the world with one-of-a-kind photographs from the NWF archives
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2014
Watertown, MA : Imagine! Publishing, 2014
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781623540418
1623540410
Characteristics: 80 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: National Wildlife Federation

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