Animals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish And Trap by Etta KanerAnimals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish And Trap by Etta Kaner

Animals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish And Trap

byEtta KanerIllustratorPat Stephens

Paperback | September 1, 2001

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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.
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 artis...
Title:Animals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish And TrapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.12 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550746758

ISBN - 13:9781550746754

Appropriate for ages: 7


Editorial Reviews

... budding naturalists will be fascinated by the array of nests and burrows, traps and courting stages, tricks and tools.-Kirkus Reviews