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Title:
Do tarantulas have teeth? : questions and answers about poisonous creatures
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Reference, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Provides answers to a variety of questions about various poisonous creatures, such as "Do Gila monsters bite humans, " "What are killer bees, " "Which ant sting hurts the most, " and "Are frogs poisonous?"
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 1.0 63212.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 4 Quiz: 21796 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780439095792

9780439095785
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Book

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Summary

Provides answers to a variety of questions about various poisonous creatures, such as "Do Gila monsters bite humans," "What are killer bees," "Which ant sting hurts the most," and "Are frogs poisonous?"


Summary

Provides answers to a variety of questions about various poisonous creatures, such as Do Gila monsters bite humans, What are killer bees, Which ant sting hurts the most, and Are frogs poisonous?


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Solid chunks of information are offered in these short introductions that answer questions related to their respective subjects. The questions are practical, down-to-earth, and have definite child appeal, such as "What happens when an enemy bites off a spider's leg?" and "Do spitting cobras really spit?" The first title covers the physical and behavioral characteristics common to all spiders, basic anatomy, senses, courting behavior, egg-hatching, special characteristics of about two dozen species, relationship to humans, etc. Tarantulas describes how poisonous animals use venom to capture prey or to defend themselves, hunting and feeding methods, physical or behavioral characteristics of abou- four dozen types, and more. Each title boasts vividly colored, realistic paintings of the animals discussed. Labels identify the creatures by common names. Both titles have lively, well-organized texts that offer up some fascinating facts, figures, and anecdotes. They may inspire students to read more detailed introductions to the subjects, such as Claudia Schnieper's Amazing Spiders (Carolrhoda, 1989), Sandra Markle's Outside & Inside Spiders (Atheneum, 1994), or Nathan Aaseng's Nature's Poisonous Creatures (21st Century, 1997).-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Solid chunks of information are offered in these short introductions that answer questions related to their respective subjects. The questions are practical, down-to-earth, and have definite child appeal, such as "What happens when an enemy bites off a spider's leg?" and "Do spitting cobras really spit?" The first title covers the physical and behavioral characteristics common to all spiders, basic anatomy, senses, courting behavior, egg-hatching, special characteristics of about two dozen species, relationship to humans, etc. Tarantulas describes how poisonous animals use venom to capture prey or to defend themselves, hunting and feeding methods, physical or behavioral characteristics of abou- four dozen types, and more. Each title boasts vividly colored, realistic paintings of the animals discussed. Labels identify the creatures by common names. Both titles have lively, well-organized texts that offer up some fascinating facts, figures, and anecdotes. They may inspire students to read more detailed introductions to the subjects, such as Claudia Schnieper's Amazing Spiders (Carolrhoda, 1989), Sandra Markle's Outside & Inside Spiders (Atheneum, 1994), or Nathan Aaseng's Nature's Poisonous Creatures (21st Century, 1997).-Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.