Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?

And Other Questions About Animals

By Silverman, Buffy & Thompson, Colin J.

Publishers Summary:
Bats are blind. An old dog can't learn new tricks. The early bird catches the worm. You may have heard some of these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let's investigate seventeen statements about animals and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether a cat always lands on its feet after a fall! Discover whether camels store water in their humps! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

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ISBN
978-0-82259-083-5
Publisher
Lerner Publications


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Gr 4-6 These books feature popular sayings and beliefs. One spread discusses each entry and a conclusion is reached-the saying is true, untrue, or nobody knows. "Apple"examines assertions that chicken soup cures the common cold and that going outside with wet hair causes illness. Bromides discussed in "Gum"include whether a pe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

This book poses seventeen random questions about animals. The busy pages include graphics, photos, cartoony drawings, text boxes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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