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Engineered By Nature



Engineered By Nature

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Life in the wild forces adaptation. Predators need to hone their hunting skills or risk going hungry. Meanwhile, their prey must develop as escape artists to avoid becoming dinner. The strong survival instincts of dozens of plants and animals are on display in this series for advancing readers.
Number of books in the series: 6
ISBN :  900111

List Price :  $155.70

Library Price :   $119.70

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Series Engineered By Nature
Reading Level Grade 4
Interest Level 3-8
ATOS 4.0-4.9
Lexile No
Guided Reading Level No
Copyright Year 2017
Dewey 300-700
ISBN 900111
Author Louise and Richard Spilsbury
Artwork Photography
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Pilot
AR Quiz No
Review Source No
Pages 32
Trim Size 7.5" x 9"
Book Format Hardcover
Reading Counts Points No

Each title introduces 11 species, focusing on adaptive characteristics and behaviors of particular interest, ranging from the tentacles of the box jellyfish to termite mounds. Eye-catching layouts feature darkly colored backgrounds and large photos, with an uncluttered placement of text and insets. A couple of paragraphs describe one or two key facets of the featured animal, with a few related facts included. Information about the frilled lizard’s defense methods, for example, is supported by insets describing the frill’s size and the lizard’s hunting strategies, along with a useful umbrella analogy. Most of the photographs depict the particular adaptation effectively, though some examples are more generic.

VERDICT Strong visuals, solid organization, and topical focus make this an easy choice for browsers.