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Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks: and other questions about Animals

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Bizarre, confusing or just plain strange things happen in the world around us all the time. Each title in the Tell Me Why... series delves into some of the great and quirky mysteries of everyday life, and tries to uncover them one topic at a time. By combining the world of science and scientific research with bright, dynamic artwork each book in the Tell Me Why series helps young readers make sense of the baffling queries in their curious minds.

 

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Overview

Bizarre, confusing or just plain strange things happen in the world around us all the time. Each title in the Tell Me Why... series delves into some of the great and quirky mysteries of everyday life, and tries to uncover them one topic at a time. By combining the world of science and scientific research with bright, dynamic artwork each book in the Tell Me Why series helps young readers make sense of the baffling queries in their curious minds.

 

Have you ever wondered why fireflies light up? Or why oysters make pearls? Or why llamas spit? Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks by the editors of Kingfisher answers these (plus many more) tricky and thought provoking questions about so many different animals from penguins and whales to platypuses, armadillos, crocodiles, and more. Through lighthearted text and eye-catching artwork, this book gets to the bottom of these interesting scientific inquiries every young mind wants to know.

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School Library Journal
11/01/2013
PreS-Gr 2—Bright cartoon illustrations introduce readers to facts about Planet Earth and its animals. Although the images add humor, such as a frog adjusting the satellite dish on his tree house or a shark steamrolling fish to turn them into flatfish, the pictures do little to enhance the texts and detract from the real-life photographs. All photographs are placed over the illustrations on yellow Post-it note images and are so small that details like the Komodo dragon's forked tongue are not visible. The pictures may also be misleading to some childen, such as the one showing a cheetah racing a panda, a shark, and a whale. At times, the author creates her own compound words like "supersticky" and "superhot." These titles fall short in comparison to the "Tell Me Why, Tell Me How" series (Marshall Cavendish), which includes photographic images, suggested kid-friendly activities, and lists of books and websites for additional information.—Meaghan Darling, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753471081
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Series: Tell Me Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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