Tell Me Why Snakes Shed Their Skin

Tell Me Why Snakes Shed Their Skin

Susan H. Gray

Language: English

Pages: 28

ISBN: 2:00366394

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Young children are naturally curious about animals. Snakes Shed Their Skin offers answers to their most compelling questions about why snakes shed periodically. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

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clear again, too.” Katie was amazed at everything she heard. But she wanted to know more. She wondered why snakes molt. Maybe she could learn more at her school’s library. 10 Lo o k ! Shed skins like this one are always wrongside out. Why do you think this is? t wher Snakeskins are often lef en ever the snake was wh it shed. 11 g n i d d e h S f o e f i L A Katie began to read. Soon she found the answer to her question. She learned that snakes keep growing their whole lives. But the

burmese python you touch it. This is an 21 Think About It! and during re fo e b s u o rv e n s m e The snake se strike. to y d a re re o m s e m o a molt. It bec eir pets th le d n a h to t o n y tr Snake owners akes act n s k in th u o y o d y h W at this time. this way? ir skin. e th d e h s o ls a s rd a z li Like snakes, ave eyelids. h s rd a z li t s o m , s e k a But unlike sn by doing a is s y d c e r fo re a p re p Some lizards s way out. e y e ir e th ff u p y e h T . strange thing a

losing old fur, feathers, a shell, or skin so that new ones can grow nutrients (NOO-tree-uhnts) substances that living things need to grow and stay healthy reptile (REP-tile) a cold-blooded animal with a backbone and scales that breathes air and reproduces on land; most reptiles have four legs and reproduce by laying eggs species (SPEE-sheez) one type, or kind, of plant or animal Find Out More Books: Gibbons, Gail. Snakes. New York: Holiday House, 2010. O’Neill, Amanda. I Wonder Why Snakes Shed

Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gray, Susan Heinrichs, author. Snakes shed their skin / Susan H. Gray. pages cm.—(Tell me why . . .) Summary: “Young children are naturally curious about animals. Snakes Shed Their Skin offers answers to their most compelling questions about why snakes shed periodically. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help

watching. The zoo worker continued, “Before molting, the skin gets loose. Then molting begins. It always starts at the head. The snake rubs its face against something rough. Then the skin begins to split.” 8 ons like this one. ding pyth All snakes shed, inclu 9 The zoo worker said the skin peels back when the snake moves forward. “Usually the skin comes off in one big piece,” she said. “Molting usually takes about half an hour. After molting, the snake’s color is brighter. Its eyes become

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