Roly-Poly Pillbugs


How did the pillbug get its name? When a pillbug wants to stay safe from enemies, it rolls itself up into a ball that looks like a little round pill. Look inside to discover more fascinating facts about these roly-poly creatures.
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How did the pillbug get its name? When a pillbug wants to stay safe from enemies, it rolls itself up into a ball that looks like a little round pill. Look inside to discover more fascinating facts about these roly-poly creatures.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
What animal has an exoskeleton, three body parts, a pair of antennas, lives in wet places, eats dead plants, and breathes via gills? Yes, it is the animal in question, the roly-poly pillbug. Of interest here is the fact that this particular animal is often mistaken for an insect. It is not and this non-fiction easy reader does a good job of explaining why. The text includes information on the roly-poly pillbug's natural habitat, diet, physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques. Full-color pictures, well-placed side bars and short, simple text make learning about this particular creepy crawly a fun and easy task. Part of the "No Backbone: Creepy Crawlers" six-title series, the text is aimed at students at the second grade reading level but is designed to hold the interest of those in kindergarten through grade three. Extensions at the back include a page on vertebrates versus invertebrates and a glossary smartly enhanced by photographs to support early readers. As with other books of this genre, a table of contents is included as is a very brief index and suggestions for further research. Libraries or classroom teachers needing to enhance their collections will find this title particularly useful for a life sciences unit as well as in support of animal classification lessons. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597167543
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: No Backbone! Series: Creepy Crawlers
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,002,073
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: IG770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Roly-Polies 4

On Land and in the Sea 6

A Pillbug's Body 8

Damp, Dark Homes 10

Leaves and Logs for Dinner 12

A Pouch Full of Pillbugs 14

Growing Up 16

Staying Safe 18

Winter Homes 20

A World of Invertebrates 22

Glossary 23

Index 24


Learn More Online 24

About the Author 24

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