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Title:
Beware! we are poisonous : how animals defend themselves
Author:
Dossenbach, Hans D., 1936-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Achtung ich bin giftig. English
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Examines the characteristics and habits of different kinds of snakes, fish, spiders, insects, and other animals that use poison to defend themselves.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.7 1.0 26514.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.1 3 Quiz: 15821 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9781567112153
Format :
Book

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Boston Free Library QL100 .D6513 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

The natural world can be a dangerous place, and, in it, each living thing develops its own special ways to survive. Here is a vivid look at some of nature's most dangerous animals.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. In this fascinating book, Dossenbach examines some of the world's most poisonous animals and shatters some myths about creatures long perceived as dangerous--among them, the tarantula, whose bite is actually "no more dangerous than a bee sting." Reptiles, sea creatures, spiders, and insects are all included in the discussion, and there is an interesting chapter on harmless creatures whose gift is mimicking poisonous ones to avoid predators. A concluding chapter offers some good tips on avoiding direct contact with poisonous animals and what to do if you are bitten. The vibrant pictures show the bright warning colors characteristic of many poisonous animals, making the book a good choice for a display table. Adults may also use the captioned photographs to share some of the information with younger children. Bibliography. --Lauren Peterson


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