Animals with Spectacular Skills
Did you know that some animals have natural ninja-like talents? In this book, you’ll learn all about them, including geckos, sea urchins, bombardier beetles, and more. For example, geckos can grip almost any surface—including walls and ceilings—with their amazing toes. And when collector urchins are attacked, they release tiny, sharp objects that bear a striking resemblance to throwing stars. You will also meet the scientists who are studying these animals’ amazing abilities.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||503915|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Source notes, and Starred Reviews|
Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.
“[T]he text encourages emerging scientists by noting that this research is current and ongoing—and that the more scientists learn, the more there is to learn. Arigatou gozaimasu for entertaining enlightenment!”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Rebecca L. Johnson writes award-winning nonfiction for children and young adults about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She hopes her books will inspire new generations of scientists by introducing readers to some of the remarkable species with whom we share the planet. Learn more at www.rebeccajohnsonbooks.com.