AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS ITS SNORKEL: How Animals Survive Without Tools and Gadgets by Lisa Gollin Evans

AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS ITS SNORKEL: How Animals Survive Without Tools and Gadgets

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eighteen animal adaptations are contrasted with human inventions: people have slickers, while ducks have not only oiled feathers but a down lining; chipmunks lug their groceries in their cheeks (and then sleep in the larder, sinking ""lower and lower into their edible beds""); ants have strong jaws that rival a forklift, and keep aphid ""cows""; etc. Evans presents her concept in an inviting introduction and goes beyond the obvious in a succinct but mind-expanding paragraph or two about each comparison; De Groat contributes some humor in her pictures of the humans, while depicting the animals in crisp, realistic detail. Genuine science; attractive and fun.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Crown