Ducks Don't Get Wet

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Why don't ducks get wet? Ducks dip and dive, but they stay dry because they spread oil over their feathers to make them waterproof. Learn more inside and get to know different kinda of ducks.

Have you ever wondered how ducks spend the whole day in the water and never get wet? Did you know that they can dive 100 feet deep, and still come up dry? Meet ten different kinds of ducks in this classic text featuring stunning new watercolor ...

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Overview

Why don't ducks get wet? Ducks dip and dive, but they stay dry because they spread oil over their feathers to make them waterproof. Learn more inside and get to know different kinda of ducks.

Have you ever wondered how ducks spend the whole day in the water and never get wet? Did you know that they can dive 100 feet deep, and still come up dry? Meet ten different kinds of ducks in this classic text featuring stunning new watercolor illustrations and a new "Find Out More" page.

Describes the behavior of different kinds of ducks and, in particular, discusses how all ducks use preening to keep their feathers dry.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Schuster
ne is a duck hunting site that includes links to gun manufacturers. The book is part of the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreK-Gr 1The subject here is ducks, and while this newly illustrated revised edition (Crowell, 1965) does examine their behavior, the primary focus is on preeningthe process by which ducks spread oil through their feathers to keep them waterproofand their search for food. The text is essentially the same as in the earlier edition except for a few minor word changes and the placement of a hands-on experiment. This edition also includes a warning against using wild bird feathers (illegal in some areas) for the experiment. The earlier edition featured illustrations by Leonard Kessler in a simple, cartoon style. This title includes watercolors that have more visual appeal and are more realistic. This is especially evident in the depiction of different duck species, which are now much more easily identifiable. A welcome addition that meets the growing demand for nonfiction titles for young readers.Arwen Marshall, New York Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451871
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 386,676
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Augusta Goldin, author of Ducks Don't Get Wet, was formerly a teacher. She won the Long Island University's Presidential Award for science education in 1986. She lives in Paramus, NJ.

Helen K. Davie's lovely watercolors have appeared in many children's books, including What Lives in a Shell? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield, and Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder. She lives in Templeton, CA.

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