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What do you do when something wants to eat you? / by Steve Jenkins.

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton E 591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 33160087365469 Easy Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown E JENKINS (Text to phone) 34014067654252 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Derby Neck Library J 591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 34046077475963 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport jj JENKINS (Text to phone) 34000074449901 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Easton Public Library J 591.47 JENKINS, STEVE (Text to phone) 37777007008170 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven J 591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 31953001738072 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington J/591.47/JEN (Text to phone) 34037101932863 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Hotchkiss Library - Sharon J591.47 Jen (Text to phone) 33660104890589 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck j JENKINS (Text to phone) 34027094573410 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck j JENKINS, STEVE (Text to phone) 34027111268952 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon J 591.47 JENKINS (Text to phone) 33430133149930 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Killingly Library J591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 34040075193694 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding JNF 591.47 Jen (Text to phone) 33620108006392 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport JPB JENKINS (Text to phone) 34000073738668 Juvenile Paperback Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport JPB SUMM JENKINS (Text to phone) 34000073738601 Juvenile Paperback Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport jjPB JENKINS (Text to phone) 34000074920695 Juvenile Paperback Available -
Sherman Library JP JEN (Text to phone) 34060082334610 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Somers Public Library J591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 34042076409319 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Southbury Public Library J 591.47 JEN (Text to phone) 34019097960967 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Woodbury Public Library J 591.47 Jenkins c.1 (Text to phone) 34018115925341 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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Describes how various animals, including an octopus, a bombadier beetle, a puff adder, and a gliding frog, escape danger.
Subject: Animal defenses > Juvenile literature.
Animal defenses.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0395825148
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Gr 3-5‘Jenkins answers the question of what different creatures do when another wants them for dinner. He identifies the animal on one page ("the bombardier beetle defends itself...") and then follows up with its defense mechanism on the next ("by shooting a mixture of hot chemicals from its rear end and into the face of an attacker"). The artist's trademark cut-paper collages on textured backgrounds show both attacker and potential prey on one page, and then a close-up of the animal escaping on the next. Defenses include mimicry, camouflage, and speed as well as specific responses such as the ink that octopuses use or the puffer fish's ability to expand itself. The final page invites readers to imagine, "What would you do if something wanted to eat you?" Useful for teachers introducing animal defenses and the terms that go along with the subject and a great choice for a storytime.‘Sally Bates Goodroe, Houston Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ages 4^-8. Fourteen different animals escape their predators in this thrilling, beautiful science book illustrated with Jenkins' dramatic cut-paper collages. On each right-hand page, there is a tense, close-up confrontation between an animal and its attacker: turn the page, and the prey has tricked the predator with camouflage and other self-defense tactics. The first example is an octopus, but most of the creatures will be new to children, from the hover fly (which mimics the appearance of a wasp) and the hog-nosed snake (which plays dead) to the South American basilisk "Jesus Christ" lizard (which uses its large feet and great speed to run across the surface of water). There is less text here than in some of Jenkins' other books, and children will want to find out more about the particular animals and their behaviors and habitats. The collages are clear and uncluttered; each brilliantly colored picture draws your eye to the dangerous standoff. The scenes vary from the deep blue of the ocean depths to the grainy brown of a tree trunk, and set against these backgrounds are dramatic details of the transformation that allows the animal to survive. The final question--which is also the title of the book--makes clear why these zoological facts have the mythic power to scare us and connect us with the natural world. Even as kids shudder at the bared teeth of the predator, they will identify with the trickster who gets away. --Hazel Rochman

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 0395825148
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"In this absorbing tribute to nature's genius, cut-paper collages illustrate the built-in defenses of animals and insects," wrote PW. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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