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Animals with Awesome Armor

Shells, Scales, and Exoskeletons

Series: Amazing Animal Defenses

By Susan K. Mitchell

Armadillos, turtles, horseshoe crabs, and millipedes all have something in common—their armor helps protect them from predators! Author Susan K. Mitchell explores these fascinating animals in this book from the new AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3296-5$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="../Animal_Mimics/376">Animal Mimics: <i>Look-Alikes and Copycats</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 text is informative and on topic, logically providing an understanding of the animal’s evolution, life cycle and how they use their ‘armor’ for survival and as protection against predators . . . Animal lovers will learn something new."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 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

"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

"Outstanding book for your animal collection. The photos are exceptional, pages colorful & the text is fascinating."

Delaware County Library System, November 25, 2008

"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

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

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

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