How to Clean A Hippopotamus

How to Clean A Hippopotamus

A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

Book - 2010
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How to Clean a Hippopotamus, a book about animal symbiosis, offers readers a close-up, step-by-step view of nature’s fascinating partnerships. Find out why a mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. Witness the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world’s most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

The Caldecott honor-winning team of Steve Jenkins and Robin Page draw inspiration from graphic novels to bring symbiosis to life in this stunning nonfiction picture book.

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The Caldecott Honor-winning creators of What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? present a series of cut-paper spreads in graphic-novel style that introduce children to symbiotic relationships in the animal world, revealing how crabs and iguanas assist each other, why ravens follow wolves and more.

& Taylor

Introduces symbiotic relationships in the animal world, revealing the connections between such animals as crabs and iguanas, coyotes and badgers, and ravens and wolves.
Learn about the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners.

Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010
ISBN: 9780547245157
Branch Call Number: J 591.7 JENKI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Page, Robin 1957-- Author


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Nov 02, 2017

A wonderful and informative book about mutualism that my 4 year old (and his friend) enjoyed. Although the book may have used the term symbiosis, a more precise word in the context of what has been described and depicted in this book would have been mutualism, which indicates that both parties benefit from the close association. Symbiosis means "living together" but does not specify the kind of relationship between the partners; it could be parasitism, mutualism, or commensalism. Highly recommended.

multcolib_russian Jan 02, 2013

fascinating and exhilarating book about symbiosis! You will learn so much about strange relatonships happening in nature.... There are even fish-cleaning stations in oceans and seas!


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