Slime, Poop, and Other Wacky Animal Defenses

Slime, Poop, and Other Wacky Animal Defenses

by Janet Riehecky
     
 

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Sometimes being gross is an animal's best bet for survival. Poop, slime, and vomit aren't just nasty. They can save an animal's life. Get the inside scoop on some of the most disgusting animal weapons and defenses.

Overview

Sometimes being gross is an animal's best bet for survival. Poop, slime, and vomit aren't just nasty. They can save an animal's life. Get the inside scoop on some of the most disgusting animal weapons and defenses.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kim Harris Thacker
When potential predators corner some creatures, the prey strikes out with sharp claws. Other prey, like hagfish and short-horned lizards, take a more...interesting approach to self-defense. The hagfish covers itself with a slime that clogs the gills of predators, and the short-horned lizard shoots blood (which stings the eyes of its enemies) from valves that are located near its eyes. These bizarre facts and more are contained in this installment of the "Blazers: Animal Weapons and Defenses" series. This book contains vivid photographs and graphics and is written in a simple, conversational tone, which is appropriate both for its intended audience and for older readers (even adults). Teachers, parents, and students alike will appreciate the "Fierce Facts," the helpful glossary and index, the "Read More" section (which lists other books of a similar subject), and the "Internet Sites" section (which supplies readers with a code that, when entered into the kid-friendly FactHound web site, provides lists of other critter-loving web sites).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429665094
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Animal Weapons and Defenses Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Riehecky is a longtime writer for children. She has worked as a high school English teacher, a college professor, and a children's book editor. Her 24 volume series Dinosaurs! won the Summit Award for Best Children's Nonfiction, presented by the Society of Midland Authors, and her Tasmanian Tiger was a Junior Library Guild selection. Janet loves to collect dinosaur bones. On a dig in western Colorado, she dug up the first bone found of a brand new dinosaur, the Mymoorapelta.

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