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  • Title: Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation
  • Author: Bridget Heos
  • ISBN: 9780544811669
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear, linear sense with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically But what about animals who share key traits but aren t on the same family tree This is called convergent evolution, and it s the big idea that Bridget Heos tackles in a kid friendly way in Shell, Beak, Tusk We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear, linear sense with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically But what about animals who share key traits but aren t on the same family tree This is called convergent evolution, and it s the big idea that Bridget Heos tackles in a kid friendly way in Shell, Beak, Tusk From mammals to reptiles, and everything in between, Heos manages to make some intriguing comparisons and bring to life theories of evolution and convergentevolution in bite sized, easily digested chunks of fun facts, illustrated with full color photography throughout.
    Shell Beak Tusk Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear linear sense with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically But what about animals who share key

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    1. I am a great fan of Bridget Heos I, Fly so couldn t wait to pick up this nonfiction title In general, the concept of this book is nice showing how different animals can have the same feature such as long ears, tusks, beaks, or shells despite living across the globe from one another through convergent evolution And while I like the premise of this book very much, I was disappointed to discover two mistakes in it First, describing the tall ears of a rabbit, page 10 states that During cold weather, [...]

    2. Heos, Bridget Shell, Beak, Tusk Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation PICTURE BOOK Houghton Mifflin, 2017 17 9780544811669Each two page spread shows two animals or insects that share a common trait spines, tall ears, etc , and talks about how each of them uses that trait The two animals are not related to each other genetically, nor in the same geographic region An extensive bibliography is included Pair this with Different Same By Heather Tekavec and Animals Do, Too By Etta Kaner for an e [...]

    3. This book tells how different animals use their features colors for good and protection It is a wonderful pull for info on just a beak or wings, or if you want to know about all adaptations Science lesson material I rated this book 5 stars because of the amazing quality The pictures are up close and crystal clear when focusing on the adaptation being talked about The headings match the picture and content It is well spaced and written as well There are many sources in the back and ways to look u [...]

    4. Heos for the win with another fun, informative book for kids Full page photographs with text inset draw attention to animal adaptations Comparisons are also made between similar animals, describing how their specific adaptations differ Kids are sure to enjoy the close up pictures, and will hopefully learn in the process A great non fiction book for elementary students

    5. Amazing photographs and lots of facts about the adaptations of interesting animals platypus, anteater, and porcupine to name a few make this the perfect book for animal loving children Would be great to pair with Jess Keating s books.

    6. Such a great example of compare and contrast writing, with lots of great animal facts and nice photographs

    7. Add this title to your elementary nonfiction collection Readers of Pink is for Blobfish or Lesser Spotted Animals will love this one.

    8. What a wonderful book for discussions of adaptation and evolution for primary and intermediate students Published April 14, 2017

    9. A cool book that talks about similar traits in animals who are not closely related Photographs of the animals are included.

    10. Everyone learns at an early age that birds have beaks, but you don t usually learn until later that birds aren t the only ones with this neat adaptation This book takes a unique approach to an adaptation book, by showing specific adaptations that very different animals have in common They are shown through really clear and bright photographs, paired with clear and concise informational text This would be a great independent read for any animal lover.

    11. A look at animals and the special traits they have developed through evolution I really liked how high interest facts were woven into text that did the double duty of cluing readers in to any shared ancestors between the animals being presented in a given spread I appreciated the way the information was formatted because it allowed the author to pair up very different animals and discuss the trait they had in common i.e a shell while also incorporating some geography and information relating to [...]

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