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DKfindout! Animals

DKfindout! Animals

by DK


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Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for animal lovers ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to all sorts of amazing creatures from across the globe, entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits on everything from tigers to tardigrades.

How many hearts does an octopus have? Which is the most poisonous animal alive? Why could a penguin never live in a hot desert? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Animals, which features stunning wildlife photography of animals in their natural environments, throughout every stage of their life cycles. This book teaches young zoologists what distinguishes each branch of the animal kingdom, while sections on habitats like mountains, forests, and grasslands provide a closer look at the particular animals that live in each and have adapted to its unique challenges. Along the way, readers will discover the different diets of carnivores and herbivores, find out how food chains work, and learn about the various kinds of homes animals live in, from bear dens to beaver dams.

Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465454263
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: DK findout!
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: IG920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

What is an animal? 4

Vertebrates 6

Mammals 8

Where mammals live 10

Birds 12

Reptiles 14

Amphibians 16

Fish 18

Invertebrates 20

Insects 22

What is a habitat? 24

Types of habitat 26

Deep and dark 28

Animal homes 30

Adaptation 32

Teeth 34

Food chains 36

Hunting 38

Defenses 40

Camouflage 42

Attracting mates 44

Life cycle of a frog 46

Baby animals 48

Deadly animals 50

Meet the expert 52

Animals and us 54

Animal facts and figures 56

Top animals 58

Glossary 60

Index 62

Acknowledgments 64

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