Actual Size

Actual Size

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How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the worlda€™s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye thata€™s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures dona€™t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourselfa€”at their actual size.The herds stir up the insects andsmall mammals that the ostriches eat, and the ostriches warn of approaching lions or hyenas. If necessary, the ostrich can defend itself againstpredatorswithpowerful kicks of its legs. ... It usesits sticky two- foot-long tongue to eat up to 30, 000 ants or termites a day, crushing them against the roof of its mouth. ... It grows up to 23 feet long and weighs as much as a ton.

Title:Actual Size
Author:Steve Jenkins
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2009-06-15


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