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Did you know that termites build towers as tall as houses? Or that ogre-faced spiders throw net traps over their prey? Whether it's to gather food, build shelter or attract a mate, animals work in unexpected ways. Kids can try activities that demonstrate some surprising animal skills, like blowing bubbles the way a spittlebug does to hide itself from predators. Or mastering the half hitch and running knots that the weaverbird ties (with its feet!) when it builds a nest. Using concise language and realistic illustrations, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550746754
ISBN-10: 1550746758
Format: Paperback / softback
(278mm x 229mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Etta Kaner

Etta Kaner is a retired elementary school teacher and writer for both children and educators. Her children's books have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Scientific American Young Readers Book Award and the Science in Society Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Pat Stephens, mother, animal lover and artist, lives in a crowded house in Durham, Ontario. She has illustrated over 20 animal-related books for children.

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