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Some Porcupines Wrestle: And Other Freaky Facts about Animal Antics and Families
     

Some Porcupines Wrestle: And Other Freaky Facts about Animal Antics and Families

by Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens (Illustrator)
 

Not only do fish play jokes, but badgers play leapfrog and deer play tag. Who knew the animal world was filled with so many fun games? Find out more interesting animal antics along with freaky facts about animal survival tactics, mating habits, and much more in this wild animal book!

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Not only do fish play jokes, but badgers play leapfrog and deer play tag. Who knew the animal world was filled with so many fun games? Find out more interesting animal antics along with freaky facts about animal survival tactics, mating habits, and much more in this wild animal book!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 8 to 11.

Did you know that there is a fox with furry feet, that there are no quills on the porcupine's abdomen, or that there are animals that work for the U. S. Navy? Young animal trivia fans will find over one hundred interesting facts about animals between the covers of this book. The information is briefly stated in one to three sentences printed in rectangular-shaped blocks of different colors. These numerous creature facts are sorted into six chapters: "Antics and Amusements," "Mating," "Baby Care," "Survival Tactics," "Strange Relationships," and "Legends and Myths." The illustrations are colorful and cartoonlike rather than photographs of the animals. The book's index may help readers locate trivia about a particular creature. There are a few additional resources and the Fact Hound web site listed for finding other interesting information about animals. For those fans of trivia, this book is one of several books in the "Freaky Facts" series, which covers other topics. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5- These delightful books offer factual information in a quick, colorful format suitable for early or reluctant readers. Seuling presents just the right mix to make the reading enjoyable and the learning almost secondary. A small, digitally created illustration appears on each spread. In the first title, for each president, dates of service are given, along with about 10 entries, not all of them "Freaky"; for example, "On the day of his wedding, Gerald Ford showed up with one brown shoe and one black" and "Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to be on the U.S. Supreme Court, was appointed by Reagan." Porcupines focuses on idiosyncrasies of the animal world, such as "badgers play leap frog" and "deer play tag," and that the chirps of snowy tree crickets can be used to tell Fahrenheit temperature within two degrees. There are more than 100 entries in each book. Fun reads that are suitable supplements for reports.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404841147
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Exploring Science: Earth Science Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent many years as a children's book editor, publishing her first book at that time. Since then, she has also written The Teeny Tiny Woman, which she also illustrated, Winter Lullaby, and Oh No, It’s Robert.

Barbara is a member of the board of advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the founder and director of The Manuscript Workshop, a workshop for writers of children’s books.

Barbara has received the Christopher Medal and the Award of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Barbara lives in New York City and has a country home in Vermont.

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