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Platypus

Platypus

  • Title: Platypus
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  • ISBN : 9780763680985
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 32 pages


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 kee 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 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


Author Sue Whiting

A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children s literature, Sue Whiting has worked in the publishing industry for almost twenty years, both as an author and editor of books for children and young adults Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, and is published in Australia and internati




Platypus Reviews (23)

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

  • 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 dw [..]

  • 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 a [..]

  • A beautiful book about a fascinating creature Australian illustrator Mark Jackson brings the platypus alive in his impressionistic earth tone illustrations A great read with A Platypus, Probably by Sneed Collard. [..]

  • Excellent writing Great for developing sophisticated vocabulary. [..]

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