Monday, July 9, 2012

Alex's pick of the week : Australasia's Most Amazing Animals

Apologies for the absence....  End of financial year and wrapping up a project at work has kept me super busy - its still going on but the smoke is clearing so my posts might be sporadic, but here I am!

Alex recently rediscovered a rubber lizard toy that's been hanging out in my car for some time, so this week when Daddy took him to the library, it was all about lizards and the natural world!

This is a book about lots of different animals - I'm sure he chose this book, though, because it has a lizard on the cover!

Its full of amazing facts... for instance, did you know:

::  A wombat's burrow can be 20 metres long and more than 2 metres under ground?
::  The platypus uses its web feet for swimming and its flat tail for steering?
::  The box jellyfish is deadly to humans but sea turtles are not harmed by them and often eat them?
::  The thorny devil collects the dew from its own skin, which runs along thousands of tiny grooves, and drinks it?

See?  Amazing! ;)

Its wonderful the things you learn (or forgot you already learnt a long time ago!) when you look at these non-fiction books for kids with fresh eyes!

 I'm linking this post up to Felafel and The Bee's On Our Shelves Sunday post for this week.

Bye for now :)

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