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Animal Mouths

by by Mary Holland

Publishers Weekly In this companion to Holland's Animal Eyes (2014), photographs and concise text examine the mouths belonging to hawks, butterflies, beavers, weasels, and other creatures. The layout is bare-bones, with white text dropped inelegantly onto the images, but Holland takes care to identify the 12 animals she photographs, while introducing pertinent vocabulary (molars, prey) and some enticing trivia (robber flies "use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to drink the [liquified] insides of their prey"). While nicely shot and framed, the photographs do a mixed job of actually showcasing the animals' mouths; supplemental images of certain animals' skulls help compensate, and back matter provides additional information, activities, and resources. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Horn Book Close-up photographs accompany this discussion of a variety of animals' mouths. Different types of teeth, beaks, and mandibles are featured along with explanations of how each mouth and its unique components are best suited for each animal. Simple (but overly long in places) text makes this suitable for beginning nature enthusiasts. Back matter provides review and encourages further exploration. Glos. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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