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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781580897167
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

Summertime Sleepers

Animals That Estivate



Everyone knows about animals that hibernate in the winter. But it's time to discover animals that sleep all summer long!

All science classrooms discuss animals that hibernate during winter months, but few know about animals that estivate--a prolonged sleep during hot or dry periods. Dual layers of text awaken readers to the reasons estivating animals become dormant--whether it's because warm weather threatens food supply or to avoid increased body temperatures. From the ladybug to the salamander, from the lungfish to the desert hedgehog, twelve estivating animals and their habits--both when sleeping and awake--are explained through clear text and elegant watercolor illustrations that create a scrapbook feel.

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781580897167
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Children
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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