Grades 2 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4
Lexile® Measure: 870L
Guided Reading: P
- Biology and Life Science
- Animal Structure and Movement
- Animal Survival and Adaptation
- Weird Science
About This Book
Think all animals are cute and cuddly? Read this book to discover just how disgusting they can really be!
There are plenty of books out there that focus on "gross" substances in the human body, but many animals use these same substances in ways that will surprise and fascinate kids! Did you know that Komodo dragons use their saliva to poison their prey, but mice use their saliva to heal their wounds? Could you guess that vomit is used by the sea cucumber to startle enemies and also by bees to make honey? Young readers will walk away grossed out and with an understanding of how different animals use spit, vomit, slime, poop, urine, and blood to survive.