National Georgaphic Reader: Odd Animals

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Readers will learn about all sorts of odd animals and see how these “weird” looking features actually help these creatures adapt and thrive in their environments. A leafy sea dragon looks strange, but its leaf-like body is a way to blend in with kelp and seaweed. Did you know a gecko licks its eyes to clean them, and a pangolin rolls into a ball for protection? With stunning photographs, your child will learn key facts and details about these “odd” animals that use their differences to flourish in the sea and on land.

Valerie Schimel