Prickly Porcupines

Prickly Porcupines

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and natural defenses of the porcupine.

Bearport Pub Co Inc
Don't get too close to a porcupine! These prickly creatures defend themselves with a suit of armor—30,000 sharp quills that can be shot like arrows into an enemy's flesh! If the needle-like quills aren't enough to scare a hungry predator away, a porcupine makes a stinky odor that's so horrible it can make an enemy's eyes and nose water! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover as they explore the world of these prickly animals. Large, eye-popping photos and clear, grade-appropriate text engage emergent readers as they learn all about the unique and gross ways porcupines protect themselves. A section in the back of the book profiles another animal that protects itself in a similar way, to help reinforce the concept of defense mechanisms.

& Taylor

Low on the reading scale but high on the ick factor, these photo-filled titles introduce emergent readers to some unusual animals while helping them conquer reading on their own.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bearport Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781597167215
Branch Call Number: YS 599.359 NIC
Characteristics: 24 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 21 x 26 cm
Alternative Title: Porcupines


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