By Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
A nostril for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? discover the numerous outstanding issues animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, ft, and tails during this interactive guessing booklet, superbly illustrated in cut-paper university, which was once provided a Caldecott Honor.
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The mountain goat has targeted hooves that let it to shuttle the place different animals cannot. those hooves mix a difficult outer masking, used for gripping small rock ledges, with a delicate, nonskid pad. The mountain goat, that may be four½ toes tall and weigh up to three hundred kilos, can stream calmly and simply over nearly sheer cliff faces. Avalanches and rockslides are risky, even if: they kill extra mountain goats than predators do. MOUTHS The brown pelican, discovered alongside the coasts of North and South the USA, has a wide pouch of epidermis at the backside a part of its invoice. The pelican flies sixty or seventy toes above the water, trying to find fish. while it spots a faculty, it dives into the water and opens its mouth. Its pouch expands right into a form of web and will carry up to 3 gallons of water and fish. The pelican then lines off the water and eats the fish. Brown pelicans are huge birds, as much as four½ toes lengthy. The tiny mosquito is the animal that's most deadly to people. that is simply because in a few elements of the realm this insect can unfold lethal illnesses because it sucks blood. The mosquito has a distinct needlelike nostril that it makes use of to pierce the surface of someone or animal. because it sucks blood via a hole tube, it injects chemical substances into the surface that preserve the blood from clotting. those chemical compounds are what reason the uncomfortable itching we suppose whilst bitten by way of a mosquito. the large anteater lives in valuable and South the United States. so much of its nutrition comprises termites, instead of ants, and it will possibly devour as much as 30,000 of those an afternoon. the large anteater could be eight toes lengthy and weigh a hundred kilos. It has an elongated, tubular mouth without the teeth and a tongue that's 2 ft lengthy. It makes use of this sticky tongue to catch bugs. The egg-eating snake has jaws that could unhinge and intensely elastic dermis, which permit it to consume eggs which are wider than its personal physique. It occasionally takes the snake a number of hours to swallow an egg. It has no tooth yet breaks the egg with a unique bone in its throat. This African snake eats as many eggs because it can in the course of the birds' breeding season, then is going with no nutrients for the remainder of the 12 months. It grows to approximately 2½ toes in size. The archerfish hunts via trying to find bugs on branches placing low over the water. It has huge eyes set good ahead on its head, which offer it solid intensity conception. while it spots a butterfly, beetle, or different insect, the archerfish squirts water out of its mouth and knocks the insect into the water, the place it may be eaten. This small fish, approximately 10 inches lengthy, can shoot a circulation of water so far as 3 ft. Archerfish stay in quiet waters from the east coast of Africa to Australia. For Jamie, Alec, and web page Copyright © 2003 through Steve Jenkins and Robin web page All rights reserved. for info approximately permission to breed choices from this e-book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin corporation, 215 Park street South, long island, long island 10003. www. houghtonmifflinbooks. com The textual content of this e-book is decided in Palatino. The illustrations are cut-paper university.