Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Did you know that piranhas eat plants as well as meat? Piranhas also stay safe by swimming in groups. Find out these and more exciting facts in I Am a Piranha. Piranha is part of the Let’s Read collection of media enhanced books designed for children ages 5 to 7. These books were created to inspire beginning readers to become independent readers. Educator and reading expert Dr. Edward Fry created a list of 1,000 instant sight words. These 1,000 sight words must be learned by students in elementary grades. By the third grade, students are expected to instantly recognize the first 300 of these words. The Let’s Read books combine these 300 sight words with vivid color photography and nonfiction content within a kindergarten to second grade curriculum framework.
This title introduces young readers to the piranha, the fierce fish with the sharp teeth! Easy-to-read text examines the piranha's habitat and distribution. Readers will learn about the piranha's color, size, and shape. The fish's anatomy is examined, especially its teeth and jaws and their role in a piranha's hunting and diet. Piranha prey is discussed, as are the piranha's predators, including human fishers. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for xtreme ichthyologists. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Tarantulas are the hairy spiders of many people's nightmares. Piranhas are a type of fish known for their razor-sharp teeth and fierce bite. A battle between these two animals would certainly make for an interesting fight. Readers of this stimulating book will learn about habitats, adaptations, and many other factors that could help determine who the champion of such a match would be. Bright photographs and concise facts hold readers' attention while they decide who will win this beastly battle.
Piranhas are some of the fiercest fish in the world. They may be small, but their numerous sharp teeth allow them to tear chunks of flesh from larger prey. Readers are sure to enjoy learning fun facts about these ferocious fish.
Piranhas are small fish with sharp teeth and a ferocious reputation. They're reputedly such fierce, terrifying predators that horror movies have been made about them. But do they really warrant their reputation? This absorbing volume dives into the world of piranhas to discover the truth about these South American freshwater fish. Special attention is paid to the most infamous and dangerous species, which is the red-bellied piranha. Age-appropriate text addresses important science concepts while vivid photographs support this thrilling narrative. Fact boxes and a graphic organizer enhance the reading experience.
"Hilariously informative…This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist." —Outside In this thrilling foray into the animal kingdom, Richard Conniff takes readers on an adventure-packed journey as he courts the most dangerous animals and lives to tell the tale. He lets African wild dogs sniff his neck to test the idea that they are vicious man-eaters, sticks his hand in a fire ant mound and does multiple takes for a pretty camerawoman on a television shoot, and flings chicken carcasses into piranha-infested waters to clock how quickly they disappear—before diving in himself. This collection offers a rare chance to go along on these death-defying treks and see life through the eyes of a bona-fide field naturalist.