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Poison Slimers

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How does a poison dart frog release its deadly, toxic mucus when a predator attacks? And which underwater slime producer shoots sticky, poisonous, spaghetti-like threads from its butt to repel its enemies? Learn the answers to these questions and more--and prepare to get slimed! This title will introduce readers to some of the world's most toxic slimers. The book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce children to bizarre and interesting facts. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will hold readers' interests with a viselike grip. And, best of all, the activities are gooey and fun!

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF051150, JNF051110, JNF003190
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Slime-inators & Other Slippery Tricksters
Language English
ISBN 9781684027446
Title Format Unlimited Access eBook
Dewey 597.8'77
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Reading Level 860
Author Ellen Lawrence

Garland Independent School District Review of Poison Slimers

Introduces readers to animals who use poisonous slime as a defense mechanism to stay safe from dangerous predators. Includes directions for making slime and a slime investigation activity. Each two page spread includes two or three full-color close-up pictures of a “slimy” creature, and describes how it uses slime to its advantage. Students will learn about the poison dart frog, the velvet worm, the exploding carpenter ant, the trunk fish, and more. Filled with fascinating facts, sidebars, insects, and amazing photos, this attractive (and gooey) volume is sure to attract readers. – Sandra Salter

Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Poison Slimers

Slime and animal fans will not only get their thrills when reading this but learn several things along the way. The title of the book already says it: ‘Poisons dart frogs, sea cucumbers, and more’. So much more. The pages are packed with colored creatures from around the world, including everything from land to sea. Some are probably not surprising, while others are less known and might even surprise the reader. Each two-page spread displays a bright, real life photograph of the creature in its natural habitat, along with a smaller photo(s) of closer details, possible attackers or other possible varieties of the creature. While this is a book of facts, it’s created with idea of keeping things fun. Each creature is introduced with an exciting title such as ‘Killer Slime!’ and the page with the animal’s information appears to be dripping with goopy slime. The information is clear, but held at the right level for the intended audience. It’s explained how slime is used by the creature, what type and its purpose. Extra bits of information along are sprinkled across the pages in word bubbles with arrows to make it clear what is going on. It gives the book a lively flair. At the end of the book, is the recipe for a slime readers can make themselves. Then, there’s an index, references where readers can find more information, and a link to a website which offers more fun in correlation with the book and topic. It’s informative, interesting and fun.

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Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs