Readers meet some very strange creatures in this strikingly illustrated information book. There’s a Hairy Frog, which shares a defence tactic with Wolverine; the Pacific Barreleye, which with its see-through head may be the spookiest of the deep-sea ‘spookfish’; and the Pangolin, protected by armour-like scales. Their physical appearances are vividly described in Marilyn Singer’s text which explains too how their peculiar features or behaviour keep these animals safe. Full page colour illustrations by Paul Daviz present the creatures in all their weird and wonderful glory. Children will be amazed at how practical and fantastic the natural world can be, and inspired to protect the animals featured, many of whom are threatened by the creature described on page 46, the human.
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Celebrate the weird, wonderful and the downright bizarre in this compelling compendium of unusual animals. From the green fur of a three-toed sloth, to the pink and wiggly appendage of the star-nosed mole, there’s something new to marvel at on every page.
Delve into the forests, burrow under the ground and dive into the deep to discover nature's most peculiar creatures and learn about their behaviour, diet and habitat, as well as folk beliefs about each animal.
Hidden away in Earth’s forests, caves and oceans, these creatures might look or behave in peculiar ways but, as you will soon find out, every oddity serves a purpose:
~ the long, skeletal finger of an aye-aye, used by this lemur to tap on trees to locate hollow tunnels where delicious insects hide.
~ the barrel-shaped eyes of a Pacific barreleye fish that turn upward to watch for prey above through its transparent head.
~ the big, bulbous nose of a proboscis monkey designed to attract mates.
~ the armor-like scales of a pangolin that are so tough that even lions and tigers can’t bite through them.
Come face-to-face with the most curious creatures from across the globe, and decide for yourself who’s the weirdest of them all.
|Publication date:||26th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Voyageur Press Inc|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. She created a poetry form, the “reverso,” featured in three of her award-winning collections: Mirror Mirror, Follow Follow, and Echo Echo (Dial), illustrated by Josée Masse. An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in parks, preserves, zoos, aquariums, in the wild and in her own backyard—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, CT with a dog, a cat, and two doves, ...More About Marilyn Singer