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Platypus

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Platypus
Written by Sue Whiting
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763680982
ISBN-13: 9780763680985
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Platypus

author: Sue Whiting
illustrator: Mark Jackson

There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow. But this animal has fur — and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a beaver. When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeps its snakelike venom at the ready. And did you know that the female platypus lays eggs? Follow a most unusual mammal as it leaves its home and travels through the night, gliding past wallabies and evading a hungry fox — hurrying, scurrying, always busy, always looking for a meal!

Meet the puzzling platypus! A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $22.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763680982 /  9780763680985
on sale date:
02/2016
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 7/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Animals; People & Places; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Sue Whiting is a former teacher who divides her time between working as a children’s-book editor and writing books for young people. She lives near Sydney, Australia.
illustrator’s comments:
Mark Jackson is the illustrator of several picture books, including Python by Christopher Cheng and Bilby by Edel Wignell. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
 
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