Lizards in the Sky

Lizards in the Sky

Animals Where You Least Expect Them

Book - 2010
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Fish in trees? Frogs underground? Who knew?

No one would expect to see a bird at the bottom of a stream, yet that is precisely where the American dipper hunts for food. How about a tortoise that lives in the desert? The way it keeps cool is even more surprising.

Readers will be amazed to discover how the 36 animals featured in this book have evolved in order to live in hostile environments. From searing heat to glacial cold and from high in the sky to deep in the earth, these species endure extreme weather conditions and make their homes in the unlikeliest of places in order to hide from predators or to hunt for food.

Some of the animals featured in the book are:

Northern shrews whose brains and internal organs shrink during hibernation
Snakes in Borneo that fly through the air
Freshwater eels that travel over land to find food or a new source of water
Salamanders that can go without food for 10 years!

The full-color photographs and surprising, informative text will appeal to animal lovers of all ages.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books (U.S.), c2010.
ISBN: 9781554512652
Branch Call Number: j 591.4 EAMER C
Characteristics: 97 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.


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andrewheppner456 Jul 24, 2013

Flying lizards!

ForestofReadingTeam Jan 23, 2013

Cool Author Fact: CLAIRE EAMER spent a summer in a German ceramics factory making soap dishes and toilet paper hangers!

n_red Nov 28, 2012

"From marine insects and glacial ice worms to climbing fish called mudskippers, snakes that glide between trees, and cave-visiting birds that navigate using echolocation, Eamer introduces more than three dozen animals that don't confine themselves to typical habitats. Close-up color photos depict each in a natural setting, and for readers who want to dig deeper, Eamer provides generous multimedia reading lists to supplement her information-rich but brief profiles. The book is a bit overdesigned--the real animals are joined on many spreads by colored versions of the Cheshire Cat and other denizens of John Tenniel's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrations--but considering that many publishers would have likely stretched the book's concept into a series of slender, separate titles, it makes for a refreshingly economical way to explore some of the natural world's more venturesome residents." - John Peters Booklist 2010


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