Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations
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Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

By Laura Perdew  
Illustrated by Katie Mazeika
When might a fancy leaf costume be useful for a fish? And how do fish in Antarctica keep from freezing? In Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 discover some of the amazing adaptations in the world of fish!
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“Fish have adapted to live in many different bodies of water. This colorful nonfiction book offers several interesting facts about various species of fish, including the African lungfish, hammerhead sharks, mudskippers, and manta rays. Their adaptations are fascinating; the Antarctic blackfin ice fish produces a chemical similar to antifreeze to stop its blood from freezing. Back matter includes a glossary, additional facts, and instructions on how to create a fish adaptations picture book. The beginning of the book features a poem. Mazeika’s cute illustrations will appeal to younger audiences. Different fonts and colors are utilized throughout the text to emphasize important facts about the spotlighted fish. Children who are curious about the natural world will find this book highly engaging. VERDICT An inviting addition to the children’s nonfiction section. Everyone needs more cool fact books, and this title is a part of a science-centered series."

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When might a fancy leaf costume be useful for a fish? And how do fish in Antarctica keep from freezing?

In Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 discover some of the amazing adaptations in the world of fish! Explore underwater habitats and discover ways fish have evolved to avoid the danger that lurks around every waving piece of seaweed. Detailed illustrations, layered text, a hands-on activity, and plentiful back matter spur kids to dive further into the remarkable adaptations of fish. Perfect as a read aloud or early reader for kids who are curious about science!

Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
9781619309531
Paperback, $9.95
9781619309562
Includes: Glossary
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science

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