100 Facts Snakes is bursting with unbelievable images, fun activities and exactly 100 fascinating facts. Children aged 7+ will learn everything they need to know about these cold-blooded predators.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Snakes includes key topics about these slithery reptiles in simple numbered facts. Every page features fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This is the ultimate snake book for kids aged 7+ who want to discover more about venomous and non-venomous snakes.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Snakes:
• Superior survival skills, hunting for prey and protecting their eggs
• The purpose of their patterned, scaly skin
• Harmless species and poisonous snakes such as vipers
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The biggest snake ever to have lived was as long as a bus! Known as Titanoboa, it lived in the rainforests of South America around 60 million years ago.
• A few snakes polish their scales with a secretion from their nostrils. This may waterproof the scales or allow the snake to leave a scent trail as it slithers along.
• Large snakes can swallow prey up to a quarter of their own length. They have been known to eat leopards, gazelles and even small crocodiles!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Quiz question: Why does a puff adder inflate its body like a balloon?
• Make a snake bracelet using thin card, colouring pencils, a hole punch, some wool and some colourful beads
• Make a spiral snake using paper and decorate it with camouflage colours
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