Tooling Around: Crafty Creatures and the Tools They Use

Tooling Around: Crafty Creatures and the Tools They Use


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Humans aren't the only ones that use tools!

Simple, rhyming text introduces eleven animals around the world and the surprising tools they use, including an octopus that hides in a coconut, a dolphin that protects its nose with a sponge, and a deer that bedecks its antlers with heaping piles of mud and grass. Secondary text offers further information about these crafty creatures. Back matter includes an author note on tools and the science of animal behavior, information on the habitats of each species, and further reading for kids and adults. Perfect for budding zoologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580895651
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,150,402
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ellen Jackson has written and published many fiction and nonfiction books for children. She is the author of the award-winning Turn of the CenturyCinder Edna, and The Ballad of the Booster Bogg, among others. Ellen lives in California with her Miniature Schnauzer, Bailey. She writes almost every day. You can visit her online at

Renné Benoit is the illustrator of several picture books, including MooncakesThe Secret of the Village Fool, and Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion. Renné lives in Ontario, Canada.

Read an Excerpt

Hungry chimps have quite a trick:
catching termites with a stick.
Chimpanzees insert sticks, straw, or long blades of grass into termite mounds. The termites cling to the inserted object. Then the chimpanzee pulls the insects out of the mound and enjoys a tasty termite meal!

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