Disgusting Hagfish

Disgusting Hagfish

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and natural defenses of the hagfish.

Bearport Pub Co Inc
Hagfish have an unusual strategy for survival. This sea creature oozes lots of gross, sticky slime! The goo covers the enemy so it can't breathe. The enemy either dies or struggles to swim away. Once the hagfish is safe, it ties its long, thin body into a knot to scrape off the extra slime. These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover as they explore the world of these disgusting animals. Large, eye-popping photos and clear, grade-appropriate text engage emergent readers as they learn all about the unique and gross ways hagfish protect themselves. A section in the back of the book profiles another animal that protects itself in a similar way, to help reinforce the concept of defense mechanisms.

& Taylor

Low on the reading scale but high on the ick factor, these photo-filled titles introduce emergent readers to some unusual animals while helping them conquer reading on their own.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bearport Pub., [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781597167192
Branch Call Number: JUV 597.2 Goldish 2009
Characteristics: 24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 26 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 124264
Alternative Title: Hagfish


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