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Sponges Are Skeletons

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Time to squeeze a skeleton!

It's bath time, and your sponge is actually the skeleton of an animal that lived under the sea. Read on to find out how sponges use their special holes and tunnels to eat and breathe, and how you use these same holes and tunnels to soak up the water and rinse off the soap.Sploosh! Splash! Dribble! Did you know your bath sponge once lived in the sea? Sponges come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Barbara Juster Esbensen and Holly Keller have paired an ...

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Overview

Time to squeeze a skeleton!

It's bath time, and your sponge is actually the skeleton of an animal that lived under the sea. Read on to find out how sponges use their special holes and tunnels to eat and breathe, and how you use these same holes and tunnels to soak up the water and rinse off the soap.Sploosh! Splash! Dribble! Did you know your bath sponge once lived in the sea? Sponges come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Barbara Juster Esbensen and Holly Keller have paired an engaging text with funny, kid-friendly illustrations to reveal that a sponge is not just a bath toy.

Author Biography: Barbara Juster Esbensen was the author of many popular fiction and nonfiction picture books, including Baby Whales Drink Milk, another Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title.

Holly Keller has illustrated numerous picture books, such as Nola Bucks Morning in the Meadow, and the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title Lets Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans. She lives in West Redding, CT.

Explains how sponges are animals that live in the ocean and how they are harvested and used by humans.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Sponges are the soft skeletons of animals that once lived in water. Since a sponge is stationary, all of its food comes from the water that flows through its pores. Natural sponges come in a variety of shapes and colors, but not all of them are harvested for human use. After sponges are harvested, they then must be dried, a process that kills the animal life. This is another informative and well-done entry in the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" series (Stage 2).
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