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Owl Puke the Bookby Jane Hammerslough
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Kids love science-especially when it's hands-on-and kids love yucky stuff. The Owl Puke Book and Owl Pellet brings the best of those two worlds together in a unique package that follows directly in the tradition of The Bug Book and Bug Bottle and The Bones Book and Skeleton (which together have 3.3 million copies in print). What is an owl pellet? It's the football-shaped object regurgitated twice a day by owls, which contains the skeleton of at least one owl meal, be it a mouse, vole, shrew, or small bird. Used in elementary schools to teach the food web--but virtually unavailable at retail--a professionally collected, heat-sterilized owl pellet is now married to a lively, two-color illustrated book filled with facts and related activities about these most amazing birds. And what a story the Owl Puke Book tells--of the food chain, animal anatomy, life in the forest; of a bird that could read the bottom line of an eye chart from one mile away; and of a fierce hunter that swallows its prey headfirst and digests everything but the bones, which it spits back up in a pellet. As for the story the pellet tells, kids need only a toothpick to find out. The package includes a tray to hold the bones and a chart to help identify the pellet's contents.
It's a hoot.
Used in elementary schools to teach the food web--but virtually unavailable at retail--a professionally collected, heat-sterilized owl pellet (with remnants of a meal) is joined by an illustrated book filled with facts and related activities about these most amazing birds.
BE AN OWL DETECTIVE
With toothpick in hand, discover the habits and habitats of owls in an irresistible combination of hands-on science and yuck. Ages 8-12
Jawbones and the food chain. Ribs no bigger than an eyelash, telling the saga of predator and prey. A lively, 96-page, full-color book, packed with photographs and illustrations, charts, stats and little-known puke facts.
Guaranteed to contain at least one skeleton, the pellet is professionally collected and heat sterilized for complete safety.
BONE SORTING TRAY
Sturdy plastic, eight dividers– the perfect place to sort and store bones.
About the Author
Jane Hammerslough is the author of more than 20 books for kids, including Owl Puke and Snakes: Face to Face. A former teacher and award-winning parenting columnist, she writes for Child and Parenting, Family Circle, and other publications. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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