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The Resource Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game, written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game, written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

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Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game
Title
Beastly puzzles
Title remainder
a brain-boggling animal guessing game
Statement of responsibility
written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
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Language
eng
Summary
This book asks children: If you're given a list of features and characteristics, can you guess which animal they make? This might seem easy enough. But solving the puzzles in this book is deviously, outrageously, almost impossibly tricky! Though the thirteen animals included are easily recognizable --- such as polar bear, snail, ostrich, pufferfish --- the clues are unexpected. For example: 3 billiard balls, dinosaur feet and five feather dusters. And to further complicate matters, the clues are presented in scenarios unrelated to the animals --- the ostrich is composed of items in a gentlemen's den and the pufferfish clues are items in a spy submarine. Once readers make a guess (or if they get stumped!), they can open the gatefold to reveal the animal, with each clue explained and lots of additional fascinating facts. Author Rachel Poliquin's concept for this intriguing, one-of-a-kind book is a spin on early natural histories, which introduced new animals by describing them as a hodgepodge of parts taken from familiar creatures. A beaver, for example, was described as being composed of a flounder, an otter, goose feet, squirrel paws and a rabbit's front teeth. The back matter includes a note explaining this, accompanied by visual references. Artfully and intricately illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler, this innovative book offers an engaging mix of art and information that's sure to pique readers' curiosity. It works perfectly to enhance a broad range of life sciences curriculum topics, including animal adaptations, characteristics, evolution, ecology, habitats, ecosystems, biodiversity and food webs. The guessing-game format encourages inquiry-based learning --- and plenty of fun!
Summary
Intricately detailed, fact-filled puzzles invite readers to guess at the identities of 13 familiar animals by identifying unusual characteristics that they share in common with other animals, from an ostrich's dinosaur feet to a beaver's squirrel paws.
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Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782174
Cataloging source
PABRO
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1975-
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Poliquin, Rachel
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL49
LC item number
.P65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
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Eggenschwiler, Byron
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True
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  • Animals
  • Picture puzzles
  • Animals
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a brain-boggling animal guessing game
Label
Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game, written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781771389136
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1051134098
Label
Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game, written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781771389136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1051134098

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