Get the Scoop on Animal Poop by Dawn Cusick
From lions to tapeworms, 251 cool facts about scat, frass, dung and more!

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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 Dawn Cusick

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Dawn Cusick enjoys making science education fun for both kids and adults. She is the author of Cool Animal Names, and Animal Tongues, Bug Butts, and Animal Eggs.
Published February 1, 2012 by Imagine. 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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it’s for kids who supposedly delight in all things scatological, and they’re encouraged to “[j]ust hide the book in your backpack or your sock drawer and make sure [adults] don’t catch you grinning after you’ve been looking at it.” Who wouldn’t be grinning after reading about dung spiders that lo...

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In this extensive and wide-ranging guide to animal feces, Cusick discusses types of animal droppings, terminology, the logistics of defecation for aquatic species, the ways in which poop contributes to ecosystems and food chains, how animals communicate using feces, and more.

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