Full-color pictures and a simple yet interesting text explain how such creatures as turtles, snails, and scallops manage to grow their own homes around them to provide ideal and very portable protection.
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What makes a shell like a house?
A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm. In this book you'll learn all about these and other crustaceous creatures, for whom a shell is just the right sort of home.About the Author:
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children. She has written several books in the Let s Read And Find Out Science series, including: WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science s Best Children s Book award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children s Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS Best Children s Book; HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award
Kathleen was a children s book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, CA.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060229993
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Helen K. Davie (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060229993