Nature's Ninja

Animals with Spectacular Skills

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals, Science
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-10-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003000, JNF051030
Dewey 591.47
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 1000
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503915
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Source notes, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“[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.