Meet the amazing dome-shelled reptile! Introduce elementary kids to tortoises and their long lives in the wild. Slow and steady, some tortoises can live up to 150 years! They live a quiet life of eating, basking in the sun, and digging burrows. Readers explore the many different kinds of tortoises, where they live, their behaviors and features, and why they move so slow, all with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end story retells Aesop‚Äôs fable of the tortoise and the hare. 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.