Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits And The Wonders Of Adaptation by Bridget HeosShell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits And The Wonders Of Adaptation by Bridget Heos

Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits And The Wonders Of Adaptation

byBridget Heos

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear, linear sense-with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically. But what about animals who share key traits but aren't on the same family tree? This is called convergent evolution, and it's the big idea that Bridget Heos tackles in a kid-friendly way in Shell, Beak, Tusk.

From mammals to reptiles, and everything in between, Heos manages to make some intriguing comparisons-and bring to life theories of evolution and convergentevolution in bite-sized, easily digested chunks of fun facts, illustrated with full-color photography throughout.
Bridget Heos is the author of Mustache Baby, Mustache Baby Meets His Match, and many nonfiction books for young readers, including the Just Like Us! series. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and four children. Visit Bridget online at and on Twitter @bridgetheos.
Title:Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits And The Wonders Of AdaptationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 10 × 0.36 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544811666

ISBN - 13:9780544811669


Editorial Reviews

A beautiful presentation of a complicated concept, and a great selection for classroom use." -SLJ "Convergent evolution" sounds like a mouthful for elementary-grade kids, but in this beautifully photo-illustrated volume the concept is clearly explained and entertainingly reinforced? " -Bulletin "With a concluding rundown of the persistence of repeated traits, a bibliography, and an index, this fine first glimpse at evolution is sure to spark the interest and imaginations of little ones far and wide." - Booklist"