Why Are Ostriches So Big?: And Other Curious Bird Adaptations

by Patricia Fletcher

Part of a Series: Odd Adaptations.

Ostriches are the biggest birds on Earth. Not only that, they can run distances at about the same speed as a car on a city street! These adaptations are extraordinary, but other birds have even more bizarre adaptations! From gizzards to the many colorful mating displays, bird adaptations are covered in fun, engaging detail throughout this volume. The main content addresses curriculum topics such as animal body systems, life cycles, and more with an emphasis on the most fun information out there about birds and their odd adaptations.

ISBN: 9781538203873

JLG Release: April 2018

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Gareth Stevens

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/2" x 11"

    Dewey Classification

    598.5 '24-

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 6.3, Points: 2


    Level: 910L



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