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Why are ostriches so big? : and other curious bird adaptations / by Patricia Fletcher.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

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Odd adaptations.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland E 598.524 HB (Text) 76277000038103 Easy NonFiction Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles J 598.14 FLE (Text) 31070500463118 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting +598.14 F636 (Text) 51735011616355 Children's department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial j 598 FLETCHER (Text) 33946003313280 Non-Fiction - 1st Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538203866
  • ISBN: 1538203863
  • ISBN: 9781538203675
  • ISBN: 1538203677
  • ISBN: 9781538203873
  • ISBN: 1538203871
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What makes a bird a bird? -- Bird or dinosaur? -- The odd bird body -- The huge ostrich -- From teeth to beaks -- Right in the gizzard! -- Waste management -- Super shells -- Birdie talk.
Summary, etc.:
Ostriches are the biggest birds on Earth. Not only that, they can run distances at about the same speed as a car on a city street! These adaptations are extraordinary, but other birds have even more bizarre adaptations! From gizzards to the many colorful mating displays, bird adaptations are covered in fun, engaging detail throughout this volume. The main content addresses curriculum topics such as animal body systems, life cycles, and more with an emphasis on the most fun information out there about birds and their odd adaptations.
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910L Lexile
Subject: Birds > Adaptations > Juvenile literature.
Birds > Juvenile literature.
Adaptation (Biology) > Juvenile literature.

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