Bone Collection: Animals

Bone Collection: Animals

by Rob Scott Colson
     
 

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See what lies beneath an animal's skin!

BONE COLLECTION: ANIMALS will feature a wide selection of animal skeletons and informative facts so kids can learn about the anatomy of their favorite animals. Featuring full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it will be just creepy enough to appeal to kids without being scary. From tiny animals like bats to

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See what lies beneath an animal's skin!

BONE COLLECTION: ANIMALS will feature a wide selection of animal skeletons and informative facts so kids can learn about the anatomy of their favorite animals. Featuring full-color photos and illustrations throughout, it will be just creepy enough to appeal to kids without being scary. From tiny animals like bats to large animals like lions, kids will discover what lies beneath their favorite animal's skin.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/23/2013
Beneath skin and fur is an intricate network of bones, connected by the vital backbone, explains this guide to vertebrates. Using an illustrated model of a particular animal’s skeleton as a reference point, Colson introduces other species that possess shared physical, biological, and behavioral characteristics, pointing to the ways in which the skeletal system enables animals to function in the wild—whether examining the structure of a bird’s wing or the bones in a whale’s tail. Wildlife photographs enliven the spreads, and sidebars provide immersive facts about different species (“A sloth’s brown fur has a green tinge to it. This is caused by algae growing in the fur”). An arresting amalgamation of images and insights lets readers gaze just beneath the surface of animal behavior. Ages 8–12. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Both youngsters and adults are certain to find this book informative. It combines facts and figures to explain animal structure, habitats, and behavior. Each two-page spread combines photos and drawings with brief text to describe numerous creatures with spines. These include birds, reptiles, amphibians, and rodents as well as large and small mammals. The skeletons of each species are clearly labeled, while the varied texts present data about habits, diet, unusual characteristics, and size in comparison to an average sized man. The following two pages describe related members of the same animal class. There is also an explanation of the human skeleton, additional novel facts about bones, and a detailed drawing that lists both the scientific and ordinary names of bones. An index and a glossary are found at the end of the book. The format is a large paperback (with reinforced covers), and many libraries may find this a drawback. A guide to pronunciation would have added to the book's usefulness. If demand is present, buying this title should be considered. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal
01/01/2014
Gr 4–7—A handsome bit of bookmaking holds a bountiful, beautiful bunch of bones displayed in tawny tones on charcoal pages. From bats to beavers, pachyderms to platypuses, horses to humans, the carefully drawn skeletons glow on the page. Accompanied by "pointers"' to such specialties as beaver teeth, kangaroo shins, and the fused ribs of a turtle, the clear captions provide snippets of information (such as, cod like cold water and elephant seals can dive as deep as 1000 feet). Each critter is also paired with two pages of data about similar animals (an echidna with the platypus skeleton, for example, and capybaras and mole rats with the beaver). These pages are graced with small color photos and drawings. One spread labels a lion's bones. The artwork is eye-catching, reminiscent, perhaps, of the "plastination" exhibits wandering about the country, but far more elegant and perusable at will. Not, perhaps, a first choice for a research project (unless skeletal comparisons are part of the picture), but attractive, inviting, and browsable.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545576284
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
552,557
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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