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How Animals Eat
     

How Animals Eat

by Pat Stephens (Illustrator), Pamela Hickman
 

What would it be like to catch your food with your tongue? A chameleon knows. Do you carry stones in your stomach to help grind up your food? That's what a crocodile does. Get ready to meet some amazing animals and find out how they eat and drink in this Level 3 first reader.

Overview

What would it be like to catch your food with your tongue? A chameleon knows. Do you carry stones in your stomach to help grind up your food? That's what a crocodile does. Get ready to meet some amazing animals and find out how they eat and drink in this Level 3 first reader.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
What animals eat and how they eat is a real source of fascination for humans. The cycle of nature is presented in the opening by explaining that a mouse may eat seeds and then in turn be eaten by a snake, which may be the prey for a swift and hungry owl. Some animals are vegetarians, others are carnivores, and some are omnivores (they eat meat and plants, and humans fall in this category). A quiz on the opening spread asks what each of the animals eats and lists the answers on the last page. In between, readers learn that meat eaters have sharp teeth; other animals have tongues that snatch up their food, while some eat and store seeds. There are plenty of facts to go along with the illustrations of the selected group of animals and some border on the gross, which will be a thrill for some kids—like the one of the python eating a whole deer. Many animals are solitary feeders; others hunt and feed in groups, but often there is a pecking order as to who gets first dibs on the food. There are plenty of tidbits to share with friends, such as the fact that koalas do not drink because they get what they need from the leaves they eat, and frogs do not drink through their mouths but absorb water through their skin. A well-written and illustrated reader that should provide plenty of food for inquiring minds. A Level 3 book in the "Kids Can Read" series.
From the Publisher
Aimed at recently literate young naturalists, this gallery of animal mouths, tongues, and teeth makes the connection between diet and dentifrice, while introduction a light load of special terminology like “scavenger” and “chameleon.”? Stephens's accurate color illustrations offer rousing close-ups-and other memorable enticements to linger over the simple, three-or-four-sentence-per-page text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554530328
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Kids Can Read Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
NC810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

Pat Stephens, mother, animal lover and artist, lives in a crowded house in Durham, Ontario. She has illustrated over 20 animal-related books for children.

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