Created by Bobbie Kalman, author of more than 180 bestselling children's books, Crabapples are "starter" non-fiction books for primary students. Each entertaining book features fascinating, easy-to-understand information along with awesome full-color photos and illustrations on animals, sea life, machinery and many other subjects kids are curious about. They also contain the all-important glossary and index young students need to do reports.
-- "Starter" non-fiction for younger readers
-- Large-size photographs and simple, easy-to-understand style
-- A multitude of subjects that fascinate children
This entertaining and informative book explains how certain animals have unusual bodies or habits which may seem strange but which serve a purpose for the animal.
Other topics include:
-- the manatee, also known as the "sea cow," a large friendly sea mammal that actually looks like a cow
-- the mudskipper -- a fish that is able to hunt on land and even climb trees
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Taken from Chapter 13: Manatee Sailors once thought that manatees were mermaids. Today, some people call manatees "sea cows," but the manatee is not a cow. It is a large, friendly mammal that lives in fresh or salt water in Florida, the Caribbean, and the northern coast of South America. Manatees often travel together in small groups. Mothers and babies sometimes swim with their flippers linked, as if they were holding hands. Sometimes mother manatees cradle their babies in their flippers.
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Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0865057176
Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 865057176
Book Description Crabtree Publishing Company, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-167-67-5355805