Odd Bods

Odd Bods : The World's Unusual Animals

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Description

Long snouts, bright-red lips, pointy heads . . . the animal kingdom is full of critters with unique features. Learn about the incredible adaptations that help these creatures--and their odd bods--survive and thrive all around the globe!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 249 x 251 x 10mm | 386g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, color
  • 154158502X
  • 9781541585027

Review quote

While humans may bemoan their pointy, knobby, or flabby body parts, some animals use these attributes to great advantage, from finding food to avoiding predators to surviving extreme weather conditions. In this informational picture book, author and zoologist Murphy introduces 11 animals with 'odd bods' from around the world through double-page spreads with large text and a colorful, full-page photograph of the animal in its natural environment. Bolded text also highlights the animal's name and the benefit of its distinctive feature. For instance, if you're a thorn bug that lives on a prickly plant, 'a sharp spike can help you hide!' Other animals, like the naked mole rat, use their unusually big teeth to dig underground burrows, while the bright mouth of the red-lipped batfish signals potential mates in the dim light of the seafloor. A concluding section provides more information about each animal, including its classification, size, life span, conservation status, and a fun fact. A map depicts the animals' range. High-interest content and visuals will appeal to reluctant readers and animal lovers alike.--Booklist-- "Journal" (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
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42 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (17)
3 33% (14)
2 5% (2)
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