- Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
- Winner, Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council
- Winner, Teachers’ Choices, International Reading Association
- Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Imagine that you are afraid, but instead of running and yelling for help, you pretend to be a stick. That's how an inchworm defends itself! Animal Defenses reveals the unique ways in which animals protect themselves. Easy-to-do experiments and activities explain the tricks animals use to help them survive. With stunning, realistic illustrations, this book is an innovative approach to understanding animal life. Containing lots of interesting facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life.close this panel
Clear, engaging prose.
... well-illustrated with large, clear colourful drawings of animals and explicit text. The entire book is inviting. Animal Defenses is a good adjunct to a classroom unit on animal behavior. An extensive index makes it easy to find a specific animal …
A most attractive introduction to animal defenses.
I was amazed at most of the information that is provided in this well-researched book. If it intrigues an adult, it is sure to have children saying WOW! ...A great book!