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By Lisa Graff

From the writer of the nationwide ebook Award nominee A Tangle of Knots comes an inspiring novel approximately realizing who you're and doing what you love.

Albie hasn't ever been the neatest child in his category. He hasn't ever been the tallest. Or the simplest at fitness center. Or the best artist. Or the main musical. actually, Albie has a protracted record of the issues he's now not first-class at. yet then Albie will get a brand new babysitter, Calista, who is helping him work out the entire issues he's strong at and the way he can take pleasure in himself.

A ideal better half to Lisa Graff's nationwide booklet Award-nominated A Tangle of Knots, this novel explores an identical subject in a practical modern global the place young ones will simply be capable of relate their very own struggles to Albie's. nice for lovers of Rebecca Stead's Liar and secret agent, RJ Palacio's ask yourself and Cynthia Lord's ideas.

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39 American beavers Blue gills Where do beavers live? In rivers, streams, and lakes. Beavers are active day and night, but they’re busiest after dark. That’s when they collect the twigs, leaves, bark, and roots that they eat. It’s also when beavers use their teeth and front paws to cut down trees and build their houses and dams. Beavers make their houses, called lodges, of logs, branches, and rocks that they hold together with mud. The lodges look like small islands poking up above the water. Can beavers breathe underwater?

A crocodile can gulp down a small animal, such as a turtle, without chewing. But when it catches a big animal, such as a pig, the crocodile rips out hunks of flesh by snapping its jaws shut and flinging its head from side to side. Are alligators the same as crocodiles? Not exactly. Alligators have rounded snouts; crocodile snouts are more pointy. Alligators are slower-moving than crocodiles. Also, the alligator’s lower fourth tooth is hidden inside its jaw; the crocodile’s lower fourth tooth is on the outside of its jaw.

These creatures only venture out at night, when it’s much cooler. In the darkness, scorpions find the spiders and insects they eat mostly by touch. The scorpion stings its prey with the curved stinger at the end of its tail. One shot of the stinger’s poison paralyzes the victim and lets the scorpion enjoy its meal in peace! But even scorpions are not safe from attack. A fight between a camel spider and a scorpion can end badly for the scorpion. The camel spider prances and sways like a boxer to avoid the scorpion’s sting.

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