Cows Sweat Through Their Noses: And Other Freaky Facts about Animal Habits, Characteristics, and Homes

Cows Sweat Through Their Noses: And Other Freaky Facts about Animal Habits, Characteristics, and Homes

by Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens
     
 

If you have ever wondered why elephants can't jump—or if you never knew they couldn't in the first place—this book is a must read. Strange-but-true facts about how animals eat, sleep, move, and much more fill this fascinating book.  See more details below

Overview

If you have ever wondered why elephants can't jump—or if you never knew they couldn't in the first place—this book is a must read. Strange-but-true facts about how animals eat, sleep, move, and much more fill this fascinating book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
Adults, as well as children, will learn many strange-but-true facts about different animals in this book. Each paragraph usually describes different animals and discusses unique parts of the animals' lives. Answers to questions you have wondered about various animals will be found in this book. You will learn, among other things, how animals eat, sleep, move, and much more. Included are a Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, and To Learn More section which make this 40-page book invaluable for elementary libraries. The web is listed for offering follow-up suggestions for more intensive reading. There are so many interesting and amazing facts that it is difficult to select only a few. For example, the albatross can sleep while it flies, birds can sing more than one song, and some coyotes in Los Angeles drink at night from home swimming pools. An adult elephant can drink up to 50 gallons of water a day. Illustrations are digitally created cartoon-like drawings. Other books in Barbara Seuling's "Freaky Facts" series are Ancient Coins were Shaped Like Hams, Earth is Like a Giant Magnet, Three Presidents Died on the Fourth of July and Your Skin Weighs More Than Your Brain. These books should be well received by elementary libraries. Reluctant readers will enjoy this book since the facts are given in a minimum amount of text. The reading teacher, or mentor, will find using this book as a supplementary reader to be a big success. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404837492
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Freaky Facts Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent many years as a children's book editor, publishing her first book at that time. Since then, she has also written The Teeny Tiny Woman, which she also illustrated, Winter Lullaby, and Oh No, It’s Robert.

Barbara is a member of the board of advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the founder and director of The Manuscript Workshop, a workshop for writers of children’s books.

Barbara has received the Christopher Medal and the Award of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Barbara lives in New York City and has a country home in Vermont.

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