Insects live all over the world and are food for many animals, including other insects! Children will be fascinated to learn about the many ways these tiny creatures defend themselves against predators. Well-written text, full-color photographs, and clearly labeled illustrations help children discover the senses insects use to avoid predators, how insects bite and sting to defend themselves, how insects blend in with their surroundings in order to remain unnoticed, and how the brightly colored bodies of some insects warn predators to stay away.
Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them. At the same time, they will be introduced to some basic science concepts. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.
This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.
Prairie dogs live in communities, just as humans do. An illustrated cross section of a prairie dog town uses shows tunnels and rooms used by the animals for different purposes. Adorable photographs feature prairie-dog cooperation in digging tunnels, sharing food, raising pups, and staying safe. A special section teaches children about the rodent family and how prairie dogs communicate with each other.
Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide.
Children are introduced to the concept of hatching. Young readers will love the incredible photographs that show a variety of animals hatching from their shells. An activity at the end asks children to guess which of the things pictured on the page hatch and which do not.
Children will love the entertaining photos in this book, which feature animals in motion-walking, climbing, swinging, and pouncing. They will also be amazed by the way animals without legs move-sliding on mucus, slithering, and swimming. An activity asks children to write down all the ways they move in one day.