Creatures Great and Small Competing in Incredible, Impressive, and Extraordinary Events! Discover Nature's Sporting Stars
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Pub Date 05 May 2020 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2020
Quarto Publishing Group - Ivy Kids, Ivy Kids
This fascinating book for readers aged 5+ examines the incredible abilities of animals from all around the globe with a captivating and original conceit – in Animal Olympics, the creatures are competing, and the reader has a front row seat to the action.
In each event, animals are awarded bronze, silver or gold for their skills. Events featured in the book include diving, wrestling, rock climbing and gymnastics. Readers will discover all kinds of astounding animals, from the bar-headed goose, which flies at heights of up to 6,300 metres, to the flic-flac spider, which cartwheels across the Moroccan desert. Fun vignettes show the animals in their heat, and are accompanied by absorbing, fact-packed captions.
On your marks, get set, and off we go to the Animal Olympics!
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Extraordinary moves by animals across the world allow them to compete in the animal Olympics. Who dives deeper, runs faster, boxes better, jumps higher, climbs better, is a gymnastic star, travels the farthest.... The reader will meet animals that compete in 30 different events that are typical of the olympics. Among the popular events are diving, weight lifting, high jumping, hurdling, boxing, long distance running, 3 animals from across all 7. continents compete in each event. We learn that while the cheetah is running he uses his tail to balance and stir himself, Rhinoceros beetles can lift 100 times their own weight and the flea can jump 200 times its body length to get food. As you read along, cover up the answer on the right hand page and try to guess .who will win by reading from the 3 boxes of short text about each event. By the end of the book you will know which creature is able to break the glass in a large aquarium. and which one tumbles its way across the desert. Prepare to be surprised. Prepare to be impressed.
This 32 page book is great for children 5 and older.