Arbordale, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
his book is an entertaining and unusual way to teach children about animals. There is much to learn about animals from their mouths. Do they have teeth? Do they have beaks? Or neither? Animal mouths are adapted to the type of food they eat.
irds have beaks, but not all beaks are the same. The shape of the beak can tell you that some beaks are used to crack seeds; some are used to tear the flesh off prey. Some are designed to catch fish.
uthor Mary Holland is a naturalist and an award-winning nature photographer. Her beautiful photographs complement her text. This is the second book in her
Animal Anatomy and Adaptation
was the first and it, too, is well worth a read.
lso included are a glossary with photographs and a
section, plus the publisher's website offers links to interactive quizzes and activities.
lthough this book is intended as a classroom aid for grades K-3, it's great for all ages and a lovely book to have at home. Younger children will enjoy the photos and everyone will learn something new with each read.
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