Living in freezing waters, these giant crabs are prized among fishermen for their tasty meat. They might be prey for fisherman, but their tough shell armor protects them from other marine predators. The simple, yet informative, text discusses the crabs' habitat, life cycle, and adaptations. King crabs are much more than a delicious meal and a deadly catch!
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Gr 2-4-Though armor is the common feature of each animal, these books include more information about the creatures than just facts about body structure. Straightforward, declarative sentences present one fact a time, building information at a level that the target audience can manage. A spread midway through each book offers additional data. The language is occasionally awkward, but it's well supported by mostly vivid photographs. The images highlight key features and most relate directly to the accompanying text. Views of a conch's eyes, an armadillo's tongue, and the blood on a fighting rhino's horn are particularly strong examples. The lack of range maps and the inconsistency of the indexes are minor drawbacks. Strong visuals and the inclusion of some less commonly covered animals, such as king crabs and conches, make this set worth considering. α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description PowerKids Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111477709584