What Lives in a Shell?

What Lives in a Shell?

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Helen K. Davie
     
 

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What makes a shell like a house?

A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm. In this book you'll learn all about these and other crustaceous creatures, for whom a shell is

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Overview

What makes a shell like a house?

A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm. In this book you'll learn all about these and other crustaceous creatures, for whom a shell is just the right sort of home.

Author Biography: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld has written many books for children, including How Mountains Are Made, What Is the World Made Of?, and What Lives in a Shell? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Ms. Zoehfeld lives in Norwalk, CT.

Lucia Washburn's first book for young readers was Look to the North by Jean Craighead George. She lives in Petaluma, CA.

Editorial Reviews

Science Books and Films
Using interesting and accurate illustrations and just the right words, this book first introduces the idea of a home for an animal and then covers shells as the home of snails, turtles, crabs, clams, and oysters. Included are issues such as shell growth, locomotion with a bulky shell, and the shell as a protective device. The science here is good, and the explanations should cause young readers to want to learn more.
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“An attractive, general introduction to the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of shells, rather than to ‘which is which.’”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780740686
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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