Animal Defenses

Etta Kaner
Pat Stephens

Imagine that you are afraid, but instead of running and yelling for help, you pretend to be a stick. That's how an inchworm defends itself! Animal Defenses reveals the unique ways in which animals protect themselves. Easy-to-do experiments and activities explain the tricks animals use to help them survive. With stunning, realistic illustrations, this book is an innovative approach to understanding animal life. Containing lots of interesting facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life.

978-1-55074-421-7 | Apr 1, 1999
List Price: USD $7.99, CAD $7.99
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 40 pages
Grades: 2 To 6 / Ages: 7 to 11

Awards & Reviews

“A most attractive introduction to animal defenses.”
— Booklist, April 1999
“... well-illustrated with large, clear colourful drawings of animals and explicit text. The entire book is inviting. Animal Defenses is a good adjunct to a classroom unit on animal behavior. An extensive index makes it easy to find a specific animal ...”
— Science Books and Films, May 2009
“Clear, engaging prose.”
— Horn Book Guide, January 1999
“I was amazed at most of the information that is provided in this well-researched book. If it intrigues an adult, it is sure to have children saying WOW! ...A great book!”
— Brandon Sun, October 1999
2000 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2000 - Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council, Winner
2000 - Teachers' Choices, International Reading Association, Winner
1999 - Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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