Why Animals Live in Nests

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Our leveled-reader series describes how the types of homes that different animals build reflect adaptations to their environments. Each volume looks at each type of home as a shelter from predators and weather and a place to store food and raise young. Young readers also learn how animal homes and human home fulfill similar needs and functions.
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Overview

Our leveled-reader series describes how the types of homes that different animals build reflect adaptations to their environments. Each volume looks at each type of home as a shelter from predators and weather and a place to store food and raise young. Young readers also learn how animal homes and human home fulfill similar needs and functions.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rachel Miller
Different animals make various kinds of nests. Most of these nests are used for the animals to keep their babies in while they are still young. Some nests are holes in the ground, made of sticks, mud or rocks. Birds build nests in trees, in sand or in stone. Wherever an animal builds a nest, predators are unable to see the nests clearly. Birds' nests are lined with fresh grass to help soften the nest for the eggs. Eagles' nests can be out in the open area because no other animal will hunt an eagle. They make their nests with large sticks and line them with grass and moss. Fish and reptiles also build nests. These nests are made from pebbles or plants and sometimes even bubbles. Some mammals build nests, too, and do this in tall grasses or in tall trees. In this concise, well-written factual text, the author uses a wide variety of vocabulary. This vocabulary is found again at the back of the text in the glossary. There are well-written captions for the photographs as well as labels for objects in the photographs. The book is easy to read and is organized by chapters to simplify the information. It is a part of the "Where Animals Live" series. Reviewer: Rachel Miller
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836888034
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Where Animals Live Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: NC720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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