Jun 22, 2021
Platypus
Posted by Sue Whiting Mark Jackson

Meet the puzzling platypus A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization.There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow But this animal has fur and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a beaver When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeMeet the puzzling platypus A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization.There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow But this animal has fur and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a beaver When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeps its snakelike venom at the ready And did you know that the female platypus lays eggs Follow a most unusual mammal as it leaves its home and travels through the night, gliding past wallabies and evading a hungry fox hurrying, scurrying, always busy, always looking for a meal

  • Title: Platypus
  • Author: Sue Whiting Mark Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780763680985
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Platypus The platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus , sometimes referred to as the duck billed platypus, is a semiaquatic, egg laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.The platypus is the sole living representative of its family Ornithorhynchidae and genus Ornithorhynchus , though a number of related species appear in the fossil record Platypus Shoes Latest in Sneakers, Boots Streetwear Shop the latest Sneakers, Boots Shoes online from top brands Nike, adidas, Vans, Converse and Free express delivery Australia wide on orders over or visit us in store Pay with Afterpay platypus Eggs, Habitat, Venom, Facts Britannica Platypus, small amphibious Australian mammal noted for its odd combination of primitive features and special adaptations, especially the flat, almost comical duck beak like bill Adding to the animal s distinctive appearance are conspicuous white patches of fur under the eyes. Platypus National Geographic Platypus reproduction is nearly unique It is one of only two mammals the echidna is the other that lay eggs Females seal themselves inside one of the burrow s chambers to lay their eggs. What is a platypus NOAA s National Ocean Service The platypus is a duck billed, beaver tailed, otter footed, egg laying aquatic creature native to Australia If its appearance alone somehow fails to impress, the male of the species is also one of the world s few venomous mammals Equipped with sharp stingers on the heels of its hind feet, the male platypus can deliver a strong toxic blow to Platypus Shoes NZ Latest in Sneakers, Boots Streetwear Shop the latest Sneakers, Boots Shoes online from top brands Nike, adidas, Vans, Converse and Free express delivery New Zealand wide on orders over Platypus San Diego Zoo Kids A platypus is the only mammal with a bill The dark gray skin on the bill is hairless and moist Grooves along the sides of a platypus s bill help it filter food from the water A platypus grinds its food with tough pads in its bill it has no teeth A platypus spends to hours each day looking for food underwater. Platypus Platy Liter Ultralight Collapsible The Platypus Platy Liter Lightweight Foldable Water Bottle is compatible with all Platypus caps and drink tubes, and can be paired with a water filter, and the GravityWorks Water Filtration System Bottle weighs just . ounces and measures . x . inches total capacity of . liters ounces. Platypus The Australian Museum Platypus is well adapted for semi aquatic lifestyle Its streamline body and a broad, flat tail are covered with dense waterproof fur, which provides excellent thermal insulation The Platypus propels itself through the water by using its front, short, webbed limbs, Platypus hydration packs, hydration systems, water The Platypus modular line of BPA free and taste free hydration products includes both handheld and hands free options like hydration systems, hydration packs, water bottles, water treatment systems, wine preservation, and all the essential accessories for camping, backpacking, travel, work and sports.

    Platypus Meet the puzzling platypus A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization There it is a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow But this animal h

    Dale

    Excellent model text use of descriptive writing, adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc.


    Library_geek

    This book captures this beautiful native Australian animal in all its beauty, the Platypus Hurrying Scurrying Always moving Always busy Always looking for a meal Platypus is perpetual motion never still These poetic words capture the life of the mysterious platypus, who reside in their freshwater dwellings hiding in their burrows on the banks.As you turn each page, you discover that in the murky waters lie little surprises like dragonflies that I see from the corner of my eye, the bats that are [...]


    Beth Anderson

    Platypus is packed full of interesting information about a very strange animal, but the book never feels like an informational text The rich lyrical descriptions of the animal and habitat are accompanied by sidebars providing scientific details The platypus s world comes alive in the illustrations and language as the author slowly reveals the features of this puzzling creature and follows it through its day Several other Nature Storybooks are available in the series as well.


    Laura Salas

    This is like a wonderful nature program on TV with a narrator doing voice over Love the information The watercolor art totally fits the odd character and setting My only nitpick is that I wish the two fonts were distinct For leveled text, they are too similar Other than that, wow The verbs The voice Fabulous Night settles in Frogs croon to the starry sky Thirsty wallabies appear at the creek edge to drink Under the cover of darkness, Platypus rides the current, performs back flips, rolls over a [...]


    Margie

    There are animals native to very specific places regardless of climate Polar bears are only found in the Arctic regions Their counterparts, penguins, are only seen in the southern hemisphere The Galapagos pink land iguana is native only on Wolf volcano, Isabela Island, labeled as critically endangered Within the moist mountain areas of Venezuela lives the pebble toad named for its unique defense strategy of folding its body into a ball and rolling away from predators.Within the continent of Aust [...]


    Laura G

    I learned facts that I didn t know about the platypus, like that it is venomous and toothless I would have loved to see a diagram of these stiff plates inside their bills , and in general, I was wishing that the illustrations were clearer, providing detail I was also bothered that the two different fonts were not quite distinct enough, setting one apart as narrative and the other as factual information Still, much good information to be learned from this book I suggest reading the note at the b [...]


    Carolyn Combs

    A marvelous book about a marvelous creature Sue Whiting takes the reader through a busy night with a male platypus as he forages, grooms, evades a fox, and finally returns to his den to rest The engaging lyrical prose is accompanied by clear factual text that conveys a plethora of information about platypuses, including all the ways that their biology is so unusual The earth toned illustrations by Mark Jackson reinforce the quiet, captivating mood A delightful book to share aloud with youngsters [...]


    Joanne Roberts

    This book is illustrated with painterly, realistic art in muted tones The narrative follows a platypus as he moves about his environment, defining words and focusing on his unusual attributes The tone is comfortable, easy to read and understand An interesting introduction to the platypus for elementary age.


    Lynn

    Narrative text tells the story of a day in the life of a male platypus The female is mentioned briefly, but also in the backmatter.Other than the backmatter, on only the page with the wallabies do we get a hint of which continent the platypus lives on.Wide spreads on slightly over sized pages show the animal s activities in greenish brown tones.


    Sarah

    I learned quite a bit about this unique animal through the double page spreads that contain both a narrative tale of a platypus day and also a section informative text This is a great addition to the animal collection for student researchers.


    Sara

    Great format for 1 3 grade nonfiction readers Describes a day in the life of the platypus, accompanied by short text facts related to the narrative on each page Criticism Don t tell readers to look up the words from the index in a dictionary include a glossary for them.


    Jenn Swanson

    I tried to read this to my daughter but she was definitely NOT interested So I finished reading the book myself The information in this book is interesting but I was not fond of the illustrations This book would be best suited for school age children.


    Traci Bold

    More reasons to love non fiction picture books Author Sue Whiting and illustrator Mark Jackson give you many in this beautiful book all about platypus, a misunderstood and often forgotten animal.Published by Candlewick Press NF PB platypus unique animals mystery


    Edward Sullivan

    Good introduction to one of nature s oddest critters.


    Lori Gravley

    A lovely interplay between lyrical text and factual information.


    Sue Poduska

    This is a great opportunity to learn about the creature that fascinates observers and puzzles scientists Kids will love the platypus and want to know .


    Michelle

    Beautiful illustrations accompany this story that follows the day in the life of the very puzzling unique platypus Informational text is also provided Nice source material for a beginning report.


    Laura McLoughlin

    Interesting book about an interesting animal The information was appropriate for young kids and the pictures are really pretty.


    Elizabeth

    As seen on Science Book a Day sciencebookaday 2015 07 14


    Angie

    Full of interesting and bizarre facts about the platypus e.g they re an egg laying mammal, and the males are venomous.


    Abbey

    Who knew that platypuses were not only adorable but fascinating



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