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Ewwww! Discover some of the gross things animals do to defend themselves! From a horned lizard squirting blood out of its eyes to escape from a wolf to a skunk making a big stink to stop a fox from attacking, these books are filled with incredible photos and fascinating information that will pique the curiosity of any emergent reader.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Gross-out Defenses (6 titles)
Cover: Bloody Horned Lizards Bloody Horned Lizards 4.0
Cover: Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Deadly Poison Dart Frogs 3.9
Cover: Disgusting Hagfish Disgusting Hagfish 3.9
Cover: Prickly Porcupines Prickly Porcupines 4.0
Cover: Smelly Skunks Smelly Skunks 3.8
Cover: Tricky Opossums Tricky Opossums 3.6
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Gross-out Defenses
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781597167154, 9781597168519, 9781936090587
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 10 x 8
 

Gross-Out Defenses

Beginning readers will be enthralled by the freakish defensive capabilities of this wonderfully weird collection of animals. While most students will be familiar with the defenses of the porcupine, Prickly Porcupines explores some of the porcupine’s more unfamiliar defensive tactics. Smelly Skunks explains the mechanisms behind the skunk’s stinky defense, and Tricky Opossums solves the mystery of why they play dead when threatened. On the other hand, students may not be familiar with the other three animals in the series. Deadly Poison Dart Frogs introduces readers to one of the world’s most poisonous animals, while Disgusting Hagfish introduces students to a slimy creature that resembles an eel. Students will be fascinated by Bloody Horned Lizards shooting blood from their eyes. Clear headings and short, descriptive sentences will help new readers navigate through the engrossing nonfiction. The full-page, close-up photos are riveting and add to the gross-out factor. All six titles offer a brief glossary, Read More, Internet links, and Index extensions. These titles are creepy enough to be gripping; simple enough to lure beginning readers. Recommended.

Gross-Out Defenses

With lots of full-color photos of creatures in action, this six-book series on animals’ defensive strategies includes titles on the horned lizard, which can squirt blood from its eyes, and the hagfish, which emits slime to escape from its enemies. Each title includes a map showing the habitat area of the species.

Gross-Out Defenses

Beginning readers will be enthralled by the freakish defensive capabilities of this wonderfully weird collection of animals. While most students will be familiar with the defenses of the porcupine, Prickly Porcupines explores some of the porcupine’s more unfamiliar defensive tactics. Smelly Skunks explains the mechanisms behind the skunk’s stinky defense, and Tricky Opossums solves the mystery of why they play dead when threatened. On the other hand, students may not be familiar with the other three animals in the series. Deadly Poison Dart Frogs introduces readers to one of the world’s most poisonous animals, while Disgusting Hagfish introduces students to a slimy creature that resembles an eel. Students will be fascinated by Bloody Horned Lizards shooting blood from their eyes. Clear headings and short, descriptive sentences will help new readers navigate through the engrossing nonfiction. The full-page, close-up photos are riveting and add to the gross-out factor. All six titles offer a brief glossary, Read More, Internet links, and Index extensions. These titles are creepy enough to be gripping; simple enough to lure beginning readers. Recommended.

Gross-Out Defenses

Each book begins with a predator-versus-prey anecdote describing the featured animal’s means of self-protection. Though defenses are the focus, standard animal facts (habitat, diet, young) are also covered. The short sentences of main text, accompanied by large and vibrant photographs, are easy to read.

Gross-Out Defenses

The stars of the show, at least when it comes to browser appeal, these titles focus on different defensive strategies highlighted in vivid, often gloriously repulsive photos. Leading the way is the hagfish, with its ability to generate clouds of thick, gill- and nose-clogging slime, but, as seen in a spectacular stop-motion image, the horned lizard can squirt blood out of its eye sockets, and a shot of a dog sporting a face full of porcupine quills will have even cynical viewers wincing. Each volume includes a species range map and lively text presented in well-spaced single sentences. Expect plenty of delighted "ewwwww"s and shouts of “gross!”

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs