Platypus - Sue Whiting, Mark Jackson

An animal that waddles like a reptile, has a beaver-like tail, and boasts venomous spurs on its hind legs may sound like an imaginary mash-up of a creature, but it’s actually a Platypus (Candlewick, $16.99)! This fascinating nocturnal animal is one of only two egg-laying mammals in the world. Tag along with one particular platypus as he emerges from his burrow, hunts incessantly for food, relaxes briefly in the water, hides from predators, and finally settles down for a well-earned rest. Sue Whiting’s night-in-the-life narrative, presented alongside all the outlandish facts that make platypuses such unusual creatures, perfectly complement Mark Jackson’s mixed-media illustrations, which emphasize the platypus’s ability to blend in with his surroundings. Ages 5-9.

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By Sue Whiting, Mark Jackson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763680985
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2016

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