Snakes by Barbara Taylor
  

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Snakes by Barbara Taylor

100 Facts Snakes is bursting with unbelievable images, fun activities and exactly 100 fascinating facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about these cold-blooded predators. 100 Facts Snakes includes key topics about these slithery reptiles in simple numbered facts. Every page features fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This is the ultimate snake book for kids aged 7+ who want to discover more about venomous and non-venomous snakes. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Snakes: - Superior survival skills, hunting for prey and protecting their eggs- The purpose of their patterned, scaly skin- Harmless species and poisonous snakes such as vipers Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - The biggest snake ever to have lived was as long as a bus! Known as Titanoboa, it lived in the rainforests of South America around 60 million years ago. - A few snakes polish their scales with a secretion from their nostrils. This may waterproof the scales or allow the snake to leave a scent trail as it slithers along.- Large snakes can swallow prey up to a quarter of their own length. They have been known to eat leopards, gazelles and even small crocodiles! Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz question: Why does a puff adder inflate its body like a balloon?- Make a snake bracelet using thin card, colouring pencils, a hole punch, some wool and some colourful beads- Make a spiral snake using paper and decorate it with camouflage colours Author: Barbara TaylorConsultant: Camilla de la BedoyerePages: 48Age: 7+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848102996

About the Author

Barbara Taylor has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award.

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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Barbara Taylor
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Publisher

Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd

Publication date

31st May 2010

ISBN

9781848102996


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