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Let's Look at Animal Noses

Let's Look at Animal Noses

by Wendy Perkins

Provides an introduction to animal noses, and explains how they work, and how different animals use them.


Provides an introduction to animal noses, and explains how they work, and how different animals use them.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Each of the "Looking at Animal Parts" set of Capstone's "Pebble Plus" collection focuses attention on a specific animal attribute—eyes, ears, feet, feathers, teeth or, in this case, noses. The wide format, large print, and simple sentences opposite color photographs make the books suitable for young animal lovers who are also beginning readers. Each volume is divided into three sections: the first explains a bit about the function of a specific body part, the next offers close-ups of adaptations on various animals, while the last shows one "awesome" example. Though the publisher states that these books "support national science standards," they seem designed more to "help below-level readers access text," since the creatures shown are often not identified; for example, in this volume neither the great white shark nor the hare is specifically named. (Some budding scientists are sure to ask; alert teachers might use this deficiency to introduce research.) Noses pictured in detail vary from the questing snout of a red fox to the flaring nostrils of a surfacing hippo and an elephant's ancient S-curved trunk; the last page, "Awesome Animal Noses," shows the huge pink nostrils of a Holstein cow, which unfortunately are not identified either. The truly striking photos, however, make these books great for browsing and for homing in on the many fascinating variations of the same body part among different species. Students will be able to observe and discuss differences in colors, shapes, textures, and patterns, making the illustrations inspiring for art projects as well.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Warriors of History Series
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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