Get the Scoop on Animal Poop: From Lions to Tapeworms: 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung, and More! (Hardcover)
2013 CCBA Finalist — From 2013 CCBA Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
All animals need to eliminate waste from their bodies, and they do it in many different ways. Accessible facts presented with humor. Detailed photographs. (8-12)
— From Science
Poop gets a bad rap, but it’s really very cool and useful. Animals use poop in many different ways: to trick predators and prey, send messages, feed themselves and their babies, build homes, mark their territories, and more. Young readers will discover why rabbits, hamsters, pigs and gorillas eat their own feces (gross!), why some ground-nesting birds circle their eggs with poop, and how caterpillars can build umbrellas made of poop to hide under. There are so many ways to use poop, it is a shame to waste it.
About the Author
Dawn Cusick enjoys making science education fun for both kids and adults. In addition to writing children's animal behavior books, she is a college biology instructor. She is the author of ANIMAL TONGUES and BUG BUTTS, also published by EarlyLight Books.