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Animal Mouths
by Mary Holland
Order:  USA  Can
Arbordale, 2015 (2015)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

This 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.

Birds 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.

Author 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 series. Animal Eyes was the first and it, too, is well worth a read.

Also included are a glossary with photographs and a Creatives Minds section, plus the publisher's website offers links to interactive quizzes and activities.

Although 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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