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Nature's ninja : animals with spectacular skills / Rebecca L. Johnson.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 591.47 JOH (Text) 33500013220793 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site J 591.47 JOH (Text) 33500013220801 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541542419
  • ISBN: 154154241X
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: the way of the ninja -- Toeholds -- Shooting stars -- Blade runner -- Basic training -- Masquerade -- Stun guns -- Ties that bind -- Secret agents -- Escape artist.
Summary, etc.:
Did you know that some animals have natural ninja-like talents? In this book, you'll learn all about them, including geckos, sea urchins, bombardier beetles, and more. For example, geckos can grip almost any surface--including walls and ceilings--with their amazing toes. And when collector urchins are attacked, they release tiny, sharp objects that bear a striking resemblance to throwing stars. You will also meet the scientists who are studying these animals' amazing abilities.
Target Audience Note:
Age 10-14.
Grade 4 to 6.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    It may seem unusual for a nature book to begin with a section on ninjitsu, "the art of the ninja," but it soon becomes clear that there are parallels between those martial arts and many impressive animal attributes, as Johnson makes the case that stealth, weaponry, clever disguises, and a host of other ninja tools are equally useful in the animal kingdom. Each section begins with a specific ninja attribute and expands on comparable qualities possessed by different animals. For example, ken-jitsu, the art of swordsmanship, is related to the sailfish's use of its sword-like bill. The comparisons are remarkably apt, expressed through exciting stories and equally interesting science. Along with the compelling text, striking photos and detailed illustrations infuse a sense of wonder into the proceedings. Comprehensive back matter includes a glossary, an introduction to the scientists behind the studies, source notes, and even video suggestions in case a reader wants to watch the awesome feats in action. A wonderfully fresh look at the amazing animal world around us. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Animal defenses > Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior > Juvenile literature.
Animal attacks > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Animals.
Animals > Habits and behavior.
Animal attacks.
Animal defenses.
Animal attacks.
Animal behavior.
Animal defenses.
Animals.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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