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Animal Mimics

Look-Alikes and Copycats

Series: Amazing Animal Defenses

By Susan K. Mitchell

Can you tell the difference between a harmless king snake and a poisonous coral snake? Most predators can’t, which means that they leave both snakes alone! Author Susan K. Mitchell explores how mimicry can help keep an animal safe, by looking like—or even acting like—another animal.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3293-4$27.93$20.95

Other books in Amazing Animal Defenses

<h2><a href="../Animal_Body_Part_Regenerators/374">Animal Body-Part Regenerators: <i>Growing New Heads, Tails, and Legs</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animal_Chemical_Combat/375">Animal Chemical Combat: <i>Poisons, Smells, and Slime</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Awesome_Armor/377">Animals with Awesome Armor: <i>Shells, Scales, and Exoskeletons</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Crafty_Camouflage/378">Animals with Crafty Camouflage: <i>Hiding in Plain Sight</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Animals_with_Wicked_Weapons/379">Animals with Wicked Weapons: <i>Stingers, Barbs, and Quills</i></a></h2>

Other books from the authors

<h2><a href="../Armor_Up/421978">Armor Up: <i>Exoskeletons, Scales, and Shells</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Chemical_Cover/421979">Chemical Cover: <i>Smells and Poisons</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Devious_Disguises/421980">Devious Disguises: <i>Animal Look-Alikes</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Prickly_Protection/421981">Prickly Protection: <i>Stingers, Barbs, and Quills</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Regeneration/421982">Regeneration: <i>Regrowing Heads, Tails, and Legs</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Clever_Camouflage/421989">Clever Camouflage: <i>Unseen Animals</i></a></h2>


"The six books in the . . . series . . . do an excellent job of introducing young readers to a variety of animal defensive adaptations . . . The books are well researched and written . . . This series will be fascinating reading for the young reader who wants to learn about animal defensive adaptations."

Science Books & Films, March/April 2009

"This book is attractively laid out and has great photographs and updated information . . . The series is a good addition to a school library where students could pick it up for non-fiction reading requirements."

Southern Maine Library District, December 2008

"Bright photographs enliven the writing . . . the high-interest topics will keep readers engaged."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"This is a book readers will find fascinating."

Denver Public Schools, November 17, 2008

". . . the information is well presented."

Librarian's Book Review, December 2009

"The close-up photos are frequent and well chosen, and accompanied by clear, simply phrased texts, which are more detailed than average . . . An unusual feature is each volume's closing discussion of human equivalent . . ."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"Fascinating facts abound in these colorful books . . . a good choice for reluctant readers . . . The clever chapter titles are attention getting and will interest children who think science holds no appeal, researchers, and browsers alike."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2009

"Clearly written and attractive, this book is enhanced by colorful photographs and informative sidebar and wild fact information and just enough ‘yuckiness’ to attract the reluctant reader."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2008

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