When Elephants Listen With Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses
Books about animals are always popular with youngsters. But with all the books that have been written about the animal world, how can one find something fresh and interesting? Emmanuelle Grundmann has found a new way to help kids learn lots of new, fascinating facts about a wide variety of critters. She looks at how animals use their five senses to help them navigate, communicate, hunt, stay safe, and more. While polar bear brains are a third the size of human brains, the part responsible for smell is five times bigger than humans. Polar bears can small seals (their favorite food) nineteen miles away even if they are under the ice. Flies and butterflies taste with their feet. Many in the cat family use their whiskers to detect vibrations in the air, helping them find their way in the dark. Chameleons have eyes that move independently of each other, so they can look both up and down at the same time. Facts are laid out in text blocks with wonderful drawings by Clémence Dupont to support the text. This is a picture book for older youngsters, second through fifth grade. It is fascinating and fun. Don’t miss it.
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