Lies (people believe) About Animals [NOOK Book]

Overview

- "A squirrel's bite will give you rabies."
- "Snake's are slimy."
- "Bats are blind."
- "A tarantula's bite is dangerous."
- "Bears hibernate in winter."
- "Porcupines shoot their quills."

These 'facts' just aren't true and this delightful scientific look at various animals explains to the reader how each 'lie' came to be and then presents the truth.

With striking ...
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Lies (people believe) About Animals

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Overview

- "A squirrel's bite will give you rabies."
- "Snake's are slimy."
- "Bats are blind."
- "A tarantula's bite is dangerous."
- "Bears hibernate in winter."
- "Porcupines shoot their quills."

These 'facts' just aren't true and this delightful scientific look at various animals explains to the reader how each 'lie' came to be and then presents the truth.

With striking black-and-white photos by acclaimed photographer Fred Leavitt, each animal is featured in one or two pages filled with fascinating facts about its life, habits, and much, much more.

Named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children" by the National Science Teachers Association.
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Editorial Reviews

Science and Children NSTA
This excellent book should dispel myths long held by many people about animals. Sharp black-and-white photographs enhance the stories. An index and bibliography make it easy to locate information and find out more about the animals. Children and adults should find this book interesting reading.
School Library Journal
Eleven animals with serious public relation problems have their images set straight in this informative book. This book will fascinate and inform any young animal enthusiast.
New York Times Reading Group
At the top of each page, next to a small, striking black-and-white photograph of the subject, commonly believed lies about it are succinctly presented and then debunked....written in engaging, conversational prose.
Kirkus Reviews
Armadillos give birth to two sets of identical twins, all the same sex, and can carry leprosy. The most common natural cause of an elephant's death is starvation. Want to know more? Intriguing, informal, indexed and with bibliography. (nonfiction 9-11)
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A slim volume that should prove highly interesting to browsers as well as students working on animal reports.

The authors smoothly and credibly debunk a series of myths about animals.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015301410
  • Publisher: Susan Sussman
  • Publication date: 9/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 738 KB

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