Slugs, Snails, and Worms
Slugs, Snails, and Worms

Series: Backyard Safari   

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Annotation: Identifies specific slugs, snails, and worms and explores their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #76633
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Cavendish Square
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-608-70247-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-608-70247-3
Dewey: 594
LCCN: 2011026619
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
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As the series title suggests, these new books in the Backyard Safari series offer a hands-on, practical point of view on discovering local insects, mollusks, and worms. The first part of each book offers information on the life cycle and anatomy of the title creatures, so brief that it sometimes feels. The information given in Slugs, Snails, and Worms feels sufficient, although the part about worms is a bit weak. These limited descriptions do allow more space for three hands-on sections: "You Are the Explorer" offers practical instructions and tips for finding and observing the title creatures; "A Guide to . . ." provides characteristics and about a dozen pictures to help readers identify common North American varieties of each creature; and a final section suggests additional projects such as creating a garden to attract the creatures. Regardless of whether readers actually carry out the observations and experiments, these books offer an accessible, engaging introduction to these elements of science.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Guided Reading Level: N

On safari through this book, readers will learn to identify specific slugs, snails, and worms. They'll explore their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.

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