Animal Eggs

Animal Eggs

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by Dawn Cusick, Joanne O'Sullivan, Susan Greenelsh
     
 

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Kids who like animals will love ANIMAL EGGS! Discover amazing colors and dozens of shapes and sizes—pink, yellow, orange, red, purple eggs, spotted eggs, speckled eggs, see-through eggs, and so many more. Explore dozens of wild and wonderful ways animals protect their eggs: male fish that protect hundreds of eggs in their mouths, female turtles that make

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Kids who like animals will love ANIMAL EGGS! Discover amazing colors and dozens of shapes and sizes—pink, yellow, orange, red, purple eggs, spotted eggs, speckled eggs, see-through eggs, and so many more. Explore dozens of wild and wonderful ways animals protect their eggs: male fish that protect hundreds of eggs in their mouths, female turtles that make elaborate nests on seashores, and female spiders that spin a silk ball around their eggs and carry the ball with them everywhere. Marvel at the surprising places some animals lay their eggs—in fruit, on the bodies of other animals, and even in dog poop!—so the baby animals have food to eat from the minute they hatch. Features a dazzling variety of animals, including snakes, amphibians, insects, spiders, crustaceans, fish, birds, and even mammals, all in four-color photography. Includes glossary and index.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—This engaging book shows the diversity in color, size, and shape of animals' eggs, and explains the laying behaviors of a large number of creatures. Three to four sharply reproduced images from photo archives appear on each spread, and they are clear and informative. The authors' conversational style includes some humorous headers and smoothly written basic bits of information that set each creature apart: reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, celaphopods, spiders, and insects. The organizational scheme serves browsers well as a means to whet interest; the eggs are grouped by shapes, sizes, colors, guarders, stealers, shelters, and more. The last section, "Whose Egg Is This?" poses the question above five photographs to see whether readers can identify which animal laid it. The combination of basic information and high-quality photography will enable children to answer correctly.—Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979745539
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dawn Cusick enjoys making science education fun for both kids and adults. In addition to writing children's animal behavior books, she is a college biology instructor. She is the author of ANIMAL TONGUES and BUG BUTTS, also published by EarlyLight Books. Joanne O'Sullivan is the author of 101 PLACES YOU GOTTA SEE BEFORE YOU'RE 12!, 101 THINGS YOU GOTTA DO BEFORE YOU'RE 12, and 101 WAYS YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET BEFORE YOU'RE 12, as well as many titles for adults including, BOOK OF WACKY LAW STUFF and BOOK OF SUPERSTITIOUS STUFF. She and her children spend many happy hours exploring the wonders of the natural world.

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Animal Eggs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ryan-Albright More than 1 year ago
My son's school librarian suggested this book book to him last week and he has read it at least a dozen times. He's now a "teacher," surprising me with all sorts of info. I highly recommend it. And his little brother is fascinated with the pictures.