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 Really strange birds (Really strange adaptations)
 Author: Levy, Janey

 Publisher:  PowerKids (2017)

 Dewey: 598
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 567610 ISBN: 9781499428551
 Ages: 10-13 Grades: 5-8


Price: $27.25

An introduction to the world's oddest birds, including birds of paradise, frigate birds, pelicans, vampire finches, the great grey shrike, and more.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187838

   School Library Journal (04/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 Gr 4–7—While unusual-looking animals with surprising physical abilities supply a "gee-whiz" factor to attract casual readers, the series generally focuses on its goal of explaining the advantages of such adaptations. All of the volumes discuss and offer examples of camouflage, a topic particularly prominent in Marine Animals. They consider various features that help creatures attract mates, elude predators, lure prey, and protect young. Birds features a number of related adaptations that contribute to successful migration, while Mammals includes a helpful explanation of how whales and other divers can spend extended periods of time underwater. In addition to the expected toads, frogs, and salamanders, Amphibians highlights lesser-known caecilians. For the most part, the volumes avoid turning into a hodgepodge of odd creatures, although Reptiles has the weakest topical organization VERDICT Consider purchasing the entire series to allow comparisons of adaptation strategies among different animals groups. - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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