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How Animal Babies Stay Safe (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) (Paperback)

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By Mary Ann Fraser, Mary Ann Fraser (Illustrator)
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Read and find out about how animal parents keep their babies safe from predators in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It looks at the many strategies animal babies use to survive in a dangerous world. Some babies hide in nests or dens, some ride on thier parents' back or in their pouches, some use camouflage, and some rely on their parents' sharp claws and teeth to fend off enemies.

Whether showing "a mother monkey swinging through the jungle with her baby on her back or two baby raccoons peeking out of their tree-house home while their mother lures a bobcat away from her young," wrote Kirkus, this book captures the eternal appeal of baby animals.

It's a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

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Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

About the Author


Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated over 50 books and written and illustrated seven books, among them In Search of the Grand Canyon, Ten Mile Day, and Forest Fire, including her Where Are the Night Animals? in the Let's Read & Find Out series, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Interested in nature since she was very young, she keeps ten turtles, a newt and a crayfish as pets. Ms. Fraser lives in Simi Valley, CA.

Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated over 50 books and written and illustrated seven books, among them In Search of the Grand Canyon, Ten Mile Day, and Forest Fire, including her Where Are the Night Animals? in the Let's Read & Find Out series, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Interested in nature since she was very young, she keeps ten turtles, a newt and a crayfish as pets. Ms. Fraser lives in Simi Valley, CA.

Praise For…


"This volume shows how animal babies are protected. The range of behavior is broad and intriguing-from reptiles hatched from eggs and surviving by following their instincts to mammals creating sophisticated homes and using their wiles for the protection of their young. Fraser's writing is direct, and her observations are clearly expressed. Typically, one, two, or three pictures appear on a double-page spread, showing different animals in pleasing, colorful illwstrntions. The final pages offer a few facts about certain baby animals and tips on what to do if a wild animal baby is found."
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"Offers a broad look at the way young animals are protected by their parents and by their own instincts. Fraser organizes her text by types of care, safe homes, moving young from place to place, alerting to danger, fighting for defense, and clustering in large groups for protection, with the beginning and ending of the work focusing on the care of human babies and children. Includes many types of animals, from the tiny (snails) to the huge (elephants) and the charming (cats and kittens) to the not-so-charming (a head-­on view of an alligator with her babies in her open mouth)."
Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9780064452113
ISBN-10: 0064452115
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 18th, 2001
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1

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