How Do Animals Move?


32 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-86505-981-0
DDC j573.7'9




Reviewed by Steve Pitt

Steve Pitt is a Toronto-based freelance writer and an award-winning journalist. He has written many young adult and children's books, including Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox.


These latest two instalments in Crabtree’s Science of Living Things
series combine concise, well-researched text with scores of high-action
photographs and full-color illustrations. Key words are highlighted in
bold text, encouraging intermediate readers to expand their vocabulary.
A glossary and index round out the highly readable volumes.

How Do Animals Adapt? examines the survival techniques of all creatures
great and small. Chapters include “Why Do Animals Adapt?,”
“Changing Bodies,” “Adapting to the Seasons,” “Staying Warm,
Keeping Cool,” “Adapting to the Dark,” “Hiding Out, Fooled
You!,” “Getting Food,” and “Adapting to People.” If you want
to know the difference between hibernating and estivating or other
fascinating survival techniques, this book is a great introduction.

How Do Animals Move? explores the locomotive methods of beasts ranging
from snails to whales. Chapters include “The Bare Bones of
Movement,” “The Jet Set,” “Flapping Flight,” “Fishy
Moves,” “Climbing,” “Gliding,” “Squeezing By,” and
“Leaps and Bounds.” Bobbie Kalman does a wonderful job of presenting
the diversity of animal movement and the physical principals that are
used in each method of travel.

Both books are highly recommended.


Kalman, Bobbie, and Niki Walker., “How Do Animals Move?,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 15, 2024,