Did you know that there are over 100 animals that lay eggs? I didn’t. Or at least, I hadn’t really thought before about how many creatures lay eggs.
So some cool facts:
-2 types of mammals lay eggs – platypus and spiny anteaters
-eggs come in a myriad of colours, (from muted to gaudy tones), shapes and sizes
-eggs are laid everywhere depending on the critter laying them: on the ground, above the ground, on water, under water, in the open, buried in sand, nests, silk sacs, etc.
-some sharks and skates lay a special casing, a ‘mermaids purse’, where the eggs will mature.
The last few pages present a few unidentified eggs that will challenge the reader to guess who had laid this egg.
I originally read a review of the this book at SimplyScience Blog a couple of months back. That posting includes a couple of classroom ideas to use with this book.
Easy on the eyes, easy to understand and easy to get caught up with, I highly recommend this book for elementary grades. Pair it with An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston for an egg-cellent match.
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