Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?

And Other Questions about Animals

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Bats are blind. An old dog can’t learn new tricks. The early bird catches the worm. You may have heard some of these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about animals and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether a cat always lands on its feet after a fall! Discover whether camels store water in their humps! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

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978-0-7613-5941-8
$39.99 $29.99
978-0-7613-8715-2
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-6382-8
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS JNF052030, JNF003000
Dewey 590
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134038
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2010

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“On each two-page spread questions are answered in a succinct, clear, and understandable manner. In addition, further-related information is provided. The illustrations, a mixture of photographs and cartoons, will grab students’ attention.”
Library Media Connection

NSTA

“This is a book every student who loves animals will want to pick up and read.” —NSTA

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

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Is That a Fact?

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View available downloads →