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Secret of the Puking Penguins . . . and More!

Series: Animal Secrets Revealed!

By Ana María Rodríguez

Enter the world of animal secrets by traveling with French scientists to one of the coldest places on the planet and find out how King penguin parents manage to preserve food in their bodies to feed their newborn baby chicks. Accompany American scientists as they observe chameleons very closely and reveal the secret of the chameleon’s powerful tongue. Then, join another American scientist as she uncovers one of the secrets that make alligators one of the oldest hunters on Earth. Follow British scientists as they learn why cuckoo birds might be considered “masters of disguise.” Finally, travel to China and find out how the peacock's feathers get their magnificent colors.

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Reviews

"The ways scientists approach their research makes for interesting reading . . . the book is a useful starting point for research."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . an easy to read book for young readers that will certainly entrance their minds. The factual details are interesting as well as informative and educational . . . text is crisply written . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

"The photo illustrations are not overly abundant, but they are of excellent quality, well placed, and helpful . . . The title will grab the attention of reluctant readers, and the pleasing format and text will not disappoint."

Booklist, December 1, 2008

". . . these titles contain serious, footnoted science. Children considering related careers will be well-served by these glimpses into the current work of animal scientists in the field."

School Library Journal, March 2009

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