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Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation
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Bridget Heos
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Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation

Bridget Heos


9780544811669

Houghton Mifflin


Children's & Educational;
Picture books


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32 pages

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We think of evolution as a tree with branches that make clear, linear sense with one animal and its traits clearly derived from one that came before it genetically. But what about animals who share key traits but aren't on the same family tree? This is called convergent evolution, and it's the big idea that Bridget Heos tackles in a kid-friendly way in Shell, Beak, Tusk. From mammals to reptiles, and everything in between, Heos manages to make some intriguing comparisons and bring to life theories of evolution and convergent evolution in bite-sized, easily digested chunks of fun facts, illustrated with full-color photography throughout. AGES: 6-9 AUTHOR: Bridget Heos is the author of Mustache Baby and Mustache Baby Meets His Match, as well as many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and four children.

By:   Bridget Heos
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 254mm, 
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780544811669
ISBN 10:   0544811666
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   June 2017
Recommended Age:   From 6 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified


A beautiful presentation of a complicated concept, and a great selection for classroom use. -SLJ Convergent evolution sounds like a mouthful for elementary-grade kids, but in this beautifully photo-illustrated volume the concept is clearly explained and entertainingly reinforced... --Bulletin With a concluding rundown of the persistence of repeated traits, a bibliography, and an index, this fine first glimpse at evolution is sure to spark the interest and imaginations of little ones far and wide. -- Booklist Convergent evolution sounds like a mouthful for elementary-grade kids, but in this beautifully photo-illustrated volume the concept is clearly explained and entertainingly reinforced... --Bulletin With a concluding rundown of the persistence of repeated traits, a bibliography, and an index, this fine first glimpse at evolution is sure to spark the interest and imaginations of little ones far and wide. -- Booklist With a concluding rundown of the persistence of repeated traits, a bibliography, and an index, this fine first glimpse at evolution is sure to spark the interest and imaginations of little ones far and wide. -- Booklist -With a concluding rundown of the persistence of repeated traits, a bibliography, and an index, this fine first glimpse at evolution is sure to spark the interest and imaginations of little ones far and wide.--- Booklist

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