Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little

Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little


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"Nicola Davies is the best thing to happen to biology classes since the invention of the filmstrip." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Did you ever wonder why there are no high-flying superheroes in real life? Find out what keeps big animals (like us) from performing amazing feats of strength and agility, yet why being tiny and powerful might have a downside. What if you could lift fifty times your weight (hello, ant), but getting wet could kill you? Or you could soar like a bird, but a cold breeze would do you in? From an award-winning duo, an intriguing look at what it means to be just the right size. Back matter includes an index and a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763653002
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: Animal Science Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 439,930
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: NC1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nicola Davies has written many award-winning books for children, including POOP, EXTREME ANIMALS, and WHAT'S EATING YOU?, as well as BIG BLUE WHALE, ONE TINY TURTLE, SURPRISING SHARKS, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT. She lives in Somerset, England.

Neal Layton is the illustrator of POOP, EXTERME ANIMALS, and WHAT'S EATING YOU? He lives in Portsmouth, England.

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