Why do platypuses lay eggs? : and other odd mammal adaptations

by Fletcher, Patricia (Children's author),

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 599.1 FL
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 599.1 FL
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.2 F63
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.2 F63
"The dictionary definition of a mammal says that mammals give birth to live young, but that's not always true. Echidnas and platypuses, while still technically mammals, lay eggs. Why they do so is one of the strangest adaptations of mammals on Earth. Readers explore this and many other incredible and bizarre adaptations of all kinds of mammals, including the purpose of milk teeth and the hairy truth about camouflage and the coats of many animals. Full-color photographs showcase each adaptation for curious readers as they absorb information about life cycles, predator-prey relationships, and more from the main content."
Egg-laying mammals
Adaptation education
Such great heights
Snacking beyond plants
A hump of fat
In the cold
Odd and venomous
Color code
Adaptation attraction
Humans' part.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This general introduction to evolutionary adaptations, part of the Odd Adaptations series, showcases mammals and the changes that have happened to them over time as they have competed for food and resources. Adaptations from animals all over the earth are profiled: the giraffe's long neck (to reach food farther from the ground), the black bear's hibernation ability (developed to deal with times of food scarcity), the male hooded seal's ability to inflate his nose (to attract a mate), and, yes, the platypus' nonmammalianlike ability to lay eggs are just some of the adaptations on display. Some facts are generalized a section on rare venomous animals could have used more clarification on the differences between venom and poison but the large trim size, high-resolution photos of the animals in action, and interesting facts make this an excellent pick for browsers.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Odd adaptations.
Subjects Platypus -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Adaptations.
Adaptation (Biology)
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781538204016
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