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Hair-shooting tarantulas and other weird spiders

by Bredeson, Carmen.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 595.44 Bred
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 595.44 Bred
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction JNF 595.44 BRE
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  JNF 595.44 BRE
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 595.4 BREDESON
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  595.4 BREDESON
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 595.44 Bre
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 595.44 Bre
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 595.4 B74
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 595.4 B74
Students will learn how tarantulas defend themselves with their own spikey hairs. Do your readers know that there's a type of spider that looks like bird droppings? Readers learn all about weird spiders in this great edition. Stunning full-color photographs and easy text make this science reader a great choice for any elementary library.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bomb-factory beetles, leafy sea dragons, flying geckos the I Like Weird Animals series is out to make all of them your next pet. That's an exaggeration, but Bredeson does a fine job of bringing these often fantastical creatures down to earth. Aside from the rather comical-looking happy-face spider, the spiders in this volume are all pretty darn creepy, from the spiny spider's satanic coloring to the water spider's rubbery legs. The short sentences are constructed of simple descriptions, though there is the occasional editorializing: ICK. This spider looks like BIRD POOP! Yes, the bird-dropping spider evades predators with its resemblance to poop, and such moments of levity will help some (but not all) kids overcome their natural phobias. Some of the boldfaced vocabulary words seem randomly chosen (like breathe), but overall the text works in concert with the photos so well that we don't need to know all the details of how the trapdoor spider catches its prey we can see it coming for ourselves.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Bredeson, Carmen. I like weird animals!
Subjects Spiders -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Elementary,2010
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766031272
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