THE AUSTRALIAN ECHIDNA by Eleanor Stodart

THE AUSTRALIAN ECHIDNA

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An irresistible photo essay about an egg-laying mammal related to the platypus. Also known as spiny anteaters, echidnas are shown using their specialized snouts to suck up ants and termites, curling into spiny balls when disturbed, and using their extra-long claws to scratch and burrow. Close-up photos of the tiny egg (smaller than a thumbnail) and the embryonic echidna hatching are awesome. Life cycle, adaptations, and problems of dwindling habitat included. Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-55992-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1991




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