By Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
A nostril for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? discover the various notable issues animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, toes, and tails during this interactive guessing booklet, fantastically illustrated in cut-paper university, which used to be presented a Caldecott Honor.
This identify has been chosen as a standard middle textual content Exemplar (Grades K-1, learn Aloud Informational Text).
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What do you do with ft like those? in case you are a chimpanzee, you feed your self along with your toes. if you are a blue-footed booby, you do a dance. in case you are a water strider, you stroll on water. in case you are a gecko, you utilize your sticky toes to stroll at the ceiling. in case you are a mountain goat, you jump from ledge to ledge. What do you do with a mouth like this? in case you are a pelican, you employ your mouth as a internet to scoop up fish. in case you are an egg-eating snake, you utilize your mouth to swallow eggs better than your head. if you are a mosquito, you utilize your mouth to suck blood. if you are an anteater, you trap termites along with your lengthy tongue. in case you are an archerfish, you seize bugs by way of capturing them down with a move of water. NOSES The platypus, a truly strange animal, lives in streams, ponds, and rivers in Australia. it is a mammal, however it lays eggs. Its ft are webbed, and the men have toxic spurs on their again legs. Platypus poison most likely would not kill someone, yet getting spurred is especially painful and will be lethal for small animals. The platypus closes its eyes less than water and makes use of its delicate invoice to realize the faint electrical pulses emitted via its prey. Then with its invoice it sifts although the dust for those small fishes, frogs, and bugs. Platypuses are typically approximately 20 inches lengthy and weigh approximately five kilos. The hyena, present in Africa and components of Asia, is mostly regarded as a scavenger. even though hyenas are scavengers now and then, also they are comprehensive hunters, operating in packs to drag down grazing animals which are a lot greater than themselves. Weighing as much as one hundred fifty kilos, the hyena has a really prepared nostril and is ready to discover prey at nice distances. The world's greatest land animal, the African elephant can stand thirteen toes tall and weigh greater than 14,000 kilos. one of many elephant's most original positive aspects is its lengthy nostril, or trunk. With its trunk an elephant can breathe, decide issues up, suck up and spray water, speak with different elephants, shower, and guard itself. The trunk by myself might weigh four hundred kilos and be greater than 6 toes lengthy. It has thumblike projections at the finish that let the animal to know the leaves, grass, and fruit it loves to consume. the whole human physique has greater than six hundred muscle tissues, yet there are as many as 100,000 muscle groups in an elephant's trunk. the yankee alligator is located in swamps and rivers within the southeastern usa. Alligators change into 14 ft lengthy and weigh up to 1,000 kilos. They consume fish, turtles, birds, and different small animals. Alligators use their noses and tails to dig "gator holes," a few as tremendous as pools, within the swamp. those holes do not dry up in occasions of drought, delivering different animals with a resource of water. Alligators hunt by means of mendacity quietly within the water, with in basic terms their eyes and noses protruding. If an unfortunate animal will get shut sufficient, the alligator makes use of its robust tail to lunge ahead and seize it. The star-nosed mole has twenty-two fleshy "fingers" at the finish of its nostril. This mole spends its complete existence underground, the place eyes are dead, so it makes use of its nostril to discover its method via a maze of tunnels.