Monday, August 11, 2014

Nonfiction Monday

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For Nonfiction Monday  --  "Animal Eggs: an amazing clutch of mysteries& marvels!" by Dawn Cusick & Joanne O'Sullivan."


The cover art depicting insects, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish invites youthful scientists to explore the variety of egg-laying creatures to be found inside this photo-illustrated book. The table of contents lists the following : Egg Layers, Egg Shapes & Sizes, Egg Colors, Egg Guarders, Egg Stealers, Egg Shelters, Egg Escapers, Gross or Cool? , Whose Egg Is This? challenges readers with a picture identification quiz.  A Glossary & Index complete the text.


The Egg Layers introduction informs readers that over a hundred egg-laying creatures will be found in the pages. The expected examples of frogs, sea turtles, clown fish and alligators share space with the less familiar skinks, copecods (a shrimp-like animal), apple snails, fruit flies and a host of other animals.


An easy-to-read format coupled with colorful close-ups will keep curious students turning the pages.

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