Fastest and Slowest

Fastest and Slowest

by Camilla de la Bedoyere
     
 

Did you know that the wings of a midge beat over 1000 times a second?

...or that a sloth is the slowest mammal on Earth?

...or that a basilisk lizard can run on water?

Get ready to enter the weird and wonderful world of the animal kingdom! From barnacles to bats, be astonished by animal opposites.See more details below

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Overview

Did you know that the wings of a midge beat over 1000 times a second?

...or that a sloth is the slowest mammal on Earth?

...or that a basilisk lizard can run on water?

Get ready to enter the weird and wonderful world of the animal kingdom! From barnacles to bats, be astonished by animal opposites.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
What are some of the slowest and fastest animals on land, in the air, and in the water? And what are the advantages? Pronghorns need to be fast or they will become prey to predators while the potoo must stay motionless in the daytime so that it does not attract predators. Besides reading about the fascinating information about the different animals, there are amazing color photographs of creatures like the flea, flying dragon, aardvark, and many others. Readers will find two types of sidebars. One sidebar is about animal records such as the fastest flying bat or the fastest beetle. Some of the records seem unrelated to the theme of the book, like the longest worm and the most poisonous jellyfish. The other type of side bar examines the measurements of the animals. Children looking for specific animals may find the index handy. There is a glossary with words from the main text that are in bold print. At the end of the book, readers will find a list of a few activities to explore. For more interesting information about animals, there are three more books in the "Animal Opposite" series which have a similar format in examining size, intelligence, and strength of animals. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595667601
Publisher:
QEB Publishing
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Animal Opposites
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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