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Children's Nonfiction General

How Animals Eat

by (author) Pamela Hickman

illustrated by Pat Stephens

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
General, Beginner
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3


What would it be like to catch your food with your tongue? A chameleon knows. Do you carry stones in your stomach to help grind up your food? That's what a crocodile does. Get ready to meet some amazing animals and find out how they eat and drink in this Level 3 first reader.

About the authors

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over forty non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, the Best Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Sterling Memorial Award. She co-authored the first book in this series, Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

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Pat Stephens is the illustrator of many books for children. Her art appears in the Animal Behavior series and the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Pat lives in Durham, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

Aimed at recently literate young naturalists, this gallery of animal mouths, tongues, and teeth makes the connection between diet and dentifrice, while introduction a light load of special terminology like “scavenger” and “chameleon.”... Stephens's accurate color illustrations offer rousing close-ups...and other memorable enticements to linger over the simple, three-or-four-sentence-per-page text.

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Librarian Reviews

How Animals Eat (Kids Can Read 3)

Did you know that some animals, like giant pandas, can only eat one kind of food? Discover how animals, like crocodiles, giraffes, long-tailed weasels, turkey vultures and lampreys, eat and drink.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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