Secret Lives of Burrowing Beasts

Secret Lives of Burrowing Beasts

by Sara Swan Miller
     
 

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Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
While the vast majority of animals spend their time aboveground, there are some pretty amazing creatures that rarely venture into the open air. Known as burrowers, these animals have special adaptations that allow them to live and thrive underground. Part of a five-book series of extreme animal environments, this book presents a wide variety of burrowing mammals, amphibians, and reptiles from around the world, ranging from African aardvarks to worm lizards. The text is lively and engaging, focusing on presenting a general overview of the animal's habitat, its adaptations for life underground, and how they find food and grow. Boxed sidebars throughout offer interesting pieces of trivia about particular animals. Full color photographs greatly enhance the text. Also included are a glossary, list of resources, and a complete index. This is an excellent introduction to a variety of unusual animals, and is likely to engage even the most reluctant of readers. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761442219
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Secret Lives Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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