Kids love to look at pictures of strange and scary, bizarre and slimy, weird and wonderful animals. Harness that fascination but challenging students to ask WHY? Why does that animal have bright red lips, a covering of goo, or legs covered in spikes? How might these strange-looking characteristics help the animal survive? Does it help it find food, hide, hunt, or impress a mate?
This is challenge of my newest book, WEIRD ANIMALS. Its interactive color-coded design allows readers to observe, predict, and then discover the why behind the weird! It's a fun way to teach students about animal adaptations and survival strategies like camouflage colors, thorny skin, and extra hard heads!