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Do Salamanders Spit?: A Book About How Animals Protect Themselves
This title covers these subjects: Animal behavior., Animal defenses., Animals.
Do Salamanders Spit?: A Book About How Animals Protect Themselves
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Do Salamanders Spit?: A Book About How Animals Protect Themselves

by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Franklin Ayers

Introduces a variety of protection devices used by different animals. From hiding to fighting, protection mechanisms are explored.

Reading LevelGrades PreK-2
Interest LevelGrades PreK-2
Lexile LevelNC 730L
AR Points3
AR Quiz #235912
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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NSTA Recommends/Science and Children magazine - Tonya Arnold

"Young children ask questions to make sense of the world. That's the heart of learning. Michael Dahl has taken this natural inquisitiveness and created a series of books that are ideal for reading aloud to children. Do Dogs Make Dessert? is a book about how animals help humans. Each right-hand page has a question like, "Do elephants make dessert?" When the reader turns the page, he or she will see the answer to the question. This format allows the students to make predictions when the teacher reads the book aloud. Scientific facts about what animals actually do are also included to extend the concepts. The repetitive questions, simple language and appropriate pictures also make this an ideal book for children to read for themselves after a group introduction. Near the end of the book are simple sentences with pictures to support the book's theme and a special code for the "Facthound" website. Users can go to the Facthound website and use the code to find more sites about animals. As teachers read this book aloud to primary students, they model questioning strategies that help early readers leap into informational text. The book could complement a study of how animals help humans in science, or become a model for predictive books the children write themselves." - NSTA Recommends/Science and Children magazine

September 1, 2004


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Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher’s Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. Dahl currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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