Imagine being blind and unable to see where you are. How would you find your food? You would be very worried about someone attacking you. What a scary thought! But in the wild, wonderful world there are species that have always been blind. They have adapted to their dark world without the ability to see. They have survived very well. Living in a dark cave or the depths of the sea where there is no light, sight is no help to find food or a mate. These ‘blind’ creatures rely on other senses such as smell and touch as well as sensing very small vibrations to find their prey or their mate.
About the series:
The world is full of weird, wild and wonderful creatures. At least, that’s how many of them appear to us. To them, their apparent weirdness is not weird at all. The everyday routines of keeping alive and ensuring the survival of their species have caused them to develop habits, skills and appearances that appear outlandish to us but are perfectly normal for them.
These books will look at some of the weird and wonderful ways in which these creatures have adapted to their environment—or had adapted to it until we destroyed or altered it. Now, they need our help in order to survive. Understanding them is a first step to protecting their world—and ours.
Weird, wild and wonderful is a literacy series that lets students explore this aspect of science in an interesting and motivating way. High quality, stimulating pictures provide visual clues to the vocabulary. Short captions and carefully levelled language give students knowledge about these animals while developing their language skills.
Weird, wild and wonderful is suitable for independent reading, guided reading and as part of a science reference library.
Areas of weirdness explored!
• eating — blood suckers
• hunting methods