Can you tell an ostrich from an emu?

by Silverman, Buffy.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 598.524 Sil
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 598.524 Sil
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 598.5 SI3
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 598.5 SI3
A huge bird with a long neck and big eyes looks up from eating. Then it runs away on its strong legs. Did you just see an ostrich? Or was it an emu? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kids are always going to capture bugs in jars and chase lizards into the weeds, not because they're cruel but because they're curious. The Animal Look-Alikes series funnels this curiosity into teachable moments by providing young ones with the tools to look at these animals with a scientific eye. As is typical for the Lightning Bolt brand, the pages are a panoply of primary-color backgrounds, with colorful text creatively arranged around vivid pictures. Can You Tell an Ostrich from an Emu? isn't a question likely to come up in real life (one lives in Africa, the other in Australia), but anyway: count their toes or evaluate their wing span to make a judgment. Structural consistency keeping one animal on the left page, the other on the right would have helped with clarity, but these are enjoyable lessons nonetheless, and the Who Am I? quizzes included in the back matter are especially apropos.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Lightning bolt books. Animal look-alikes.
Subjects Ostriches -- Juvenile literature.
Emus -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner,2012
Audience 2.8.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9780761367413
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