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Invented by Animals

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I thought this book to be fascinating. I enjoyed reading about how these animals’ strange functions inspired inventors and scientists to create brilliant invention with the possibility of more invention. They are truly the originators of many of our new gadgets.
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What a wonderfully illustrated learning tool!
Learn how smart scientists looked to the natural world to craft substitutes to make our lives better by showing what different fauna have. Stir your own inventiveness by changing perspectives and thinking *outside the lab*! The information is encyclopedic and the organizational aspect is perfect. I plan to get one for the local library and nudge the out-of-town parents to get their own!
Perfect for ages 7-97.
I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions via NetGalley. Thank you!
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This book will undoubtedly fascinate young future scientists. In it, they will learn about the many ways in which animals, sea creatures and insects have invented things that have inspired and influenced human technology. For instance, the second entry is about a butterfly that has taught humans about adding color to textiles. Next readers learn about a shark’s skin and its influence on everything from bathing suits to, potentially, the material on the outside of airplanes. Each colorful two page spread includes numerous facts and lively illustrations. There are more than thirty entries in all.

This is an interesting title that kids can explore in any order. Who knows what ideas they will have after reading this book?

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
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This book had me from the first illustrations of animals in lab coats. I would recommend this to every school and to all of my animal obsessed students. Just reading this gave me some fun new animal facts that will make me seem cool to my second graders. The illustrations are wonderful and the book is written in language that is easy for a young student to understand when read to, but difficult enough that a middle-elementary student could read it independently.
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