Fish Tricks The Wild and Wacky World of Fish

Fish Tricks by Haude Levesque

The Wild and Wacky World of Fish

Format: Hardcover Book , 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221147
Publisher: MoonDance Press
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Fish do the wildest things! (And you thought all they did was swim...)

In Fish Tricks, learn how fish use sound, color, and chemicals to talk to each other and camouflage and toxins to discourage predators. Many have cool body adaptations that help them find food and take care of their young.

Meet sea dragons and flatfish that use camouflage to hide from predators. Learn about archerfish that can knock land insects into the water with streams of spit, and anglerfish that grow glow-in-the-dark fishing lines from their heads to lure prey. Laugh at toadfish that make grunting and whistling sounds to attract mates and remora fish with suction cups on their fins that help them stick onto sharks and turtles. Read about fish parents such as cichlids that feed their young with mucus secreted onto their scales and cardinal fish that protect their eggs in their mouths.

Under the sea, a whole world of wonder exists that will fascinate the inquisitive mind of every child. Fish Tricks includes a glossary, an index, and fun learn-more adventures.

Haude Levesque, PhD, was born on the French coast. As a child, Haude liked to draw and observe animals. She started her biology degree in France and moved to Canada to study fish. She works in Minnesota, where she teaches physiology and marine biology at the University of Saint Thomas and lives with her husband, two sons, and two cats.

Format: Hardcover Book , 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781633221147
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 8 in x 10 in / 203 mm x 254 mm
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Age Range: 8-12 years
“These finny tricksters put on a show that will immerse young naturalists in watery wonders. A show that is well worth the price of admission.” - Kirkus Reviews

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