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Rock? Plant? Animal?

How Nature Keeps Us Guessing

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Brittany Lane

tagged: biology, flowers & plants, rocks & minerals
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list price: $19.95
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publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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An interactive guessing game featuring nature’s most unusual adaptations and characteristics 

Can you tell the difference between a rock, a plant, and an animal? While it might sound simple, the vast diversity of life on earth can throw us some serious curveballs! Sometimes, what looks like a plant is actually an animal. Other times, what looks like an animal is actually a plant! Even things that look like living creatures can turn out to be unique rocks.

Young readers are encouraged to challenge their pre-existing ideas about the natural world in this engaging nonfiction book set up as a scientific guessing game, filled with lively illustrations and fun facts.

Each spread features a realistic illustration of either a puzzling critter, a perplexing plant, or a special stone. Every picture is accompanied by a simple prompt: rock, plant, or animal? The answer is revealed by turning the page to discover a beautifully detailed scene and a brief description of the “species.” Even for the most esteemed naturalists, the answers are hard to believe! Rock? Plant? Animal? lets its readers be detectives, encouraging curiosity and embracing surprise.

About the Authors
Etta Kaner is the author of many nonfiction books for children, including Wild Buildings and Bridges. When she's not writing or teaching, she loves to read, cook, garden and spend time with her family. She's always on the lookout for invasive species, such as tawny crazy ants, in her garden. Etta lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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BRITTANY LANE is a children's book illustrator and fine artist currently based in Stouffville, Ontario. She worked as a wildlife biologist for a decade, before turning to visual storytelling as a way to share her passion for and understanding of nature and wildlife with others. Rock? Plant? Animal? is her first children’s book. 

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