Meet the hump-backed mammals of the desert! Introduce elementary kids to both species of camels, Bactrian and dromedaries. Not many animals can thrive in the barren desert, but camels do it without breaking a sweat! Readers explore this desert dweller‚Äôs features and behaviors, including its desert adaptations and use for people, with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale adapted from Rudyard Kipling tells how the camel got its humps. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.
Part of the Amazing Animals (2022) series
From tool-wielding chimpanzees to tree-hammering woodpeckers, and from pouncing cougars to swimming sea turtles, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each updated title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.