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Your pets' secret lives : the truth behind your pets' wildest behaviors / Eleanor Spicer Rice, PhD ; illustrated by Rob Wilson.

Spicer Rice, Eleanor, (author.). Wilson, Rob, (illustrator.). Candlewick Press, (publisher.).

"Butt-sniffing dogs. Terrified tarantulas. Canaries with invisible force fields? Yep—it turns out our pets experience the world in totally different ways than we do. Unlock some of your nonhuman family members’ wildest behaviors in this hilarious (and sometimes shiver-worthy) illustrated guide to their secret lives, complete with exciting interviews with the scientists who research them. From fierce hamster stink wars to the hidden wild side of Bubbles the goldfish, who knew there was so much more to understand about our furry and scaly friends? Back matter includes websites for do-it-yourself research, a bibliography of real studies and scientists, a glossary, and even some how-to-draws (how about tapeworms high-fiving on a poop rocket?). Bold, playful illustrations and witty text combine in this delightfully fun and gross page-flipper from the team behind Your Hidden Life: Unseen Jungle."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781536226478
  • ISBN: 1536226475
  • Physical Description: vii, 215 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : MIT Kids Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part I : dogs. Talk to the tail ; True north, poo north ; Worst-case scenario : a tale of two wormies ; Doggie Howlser, MD ; SorryNotSorry, don't fall for that guilty look : an interview with Julie Hecht -- Part II : cats. Home on the range ; Unleash your cat's inner lion : an interview with Mikel Maria Delgado ; Blink to me, my love ; Catnip and the cosmic kitty ; The love loop -- Part III : the aviary. This flock's got talent ; The secret to a long, happy (bird) marriage) ; The man who says it's okay to be birdbrained : an interview with Melvin Rouse ; The messy eaters for the betterment of the world society ; The canary's invisible force field -- Part IV : the fish tank. The guppy's eeeeeeeevil eye ; Oh, beautiful nanny barbarian! ; Your goldfish is watching you ; Tetras will take you to school -- Part V : the cage. The most lovably fierce stink wars ; Home sweet home, can you dig it? ; Rise of the adorable poop eaters ; A brief history of a little thief ; I am mouse, hear me roar -- Part VI : the terrarium. Butterfingers superspy ; Have a ball, baby ; You can change the textbooks : an interview with Warren Booth ; Worst-case scenario : call the sentinels of doom ; Your tarantula's worst nightmare ; Color fight! -- But wait! There's more!.
Target Audience Note:
7-10 years Candlewick Press
Grades 2-5 Candlewick Press
Subject: Pets > Behavior.
Pets > Psychology.
Human-animal relationships.

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J 636.0887 SPI 2024 (Text) 31001101925635 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -

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