Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts


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Pop into a hidden world of underwater animal behavior with this charmingly illustrated introduction to sixteen bubble-blowing animals. 

Bubbles are for popping, fishing, finding food—and for sailing, playing, and shooting hoops! Who knew animals used bubbles for so many different things? Learn about how the water spider builds a bubble home underneath the water, how snapping shrimp use bubbles to talk to each other, or how dolphins play with bubbles as if it’s a game. Whether they are riding, breathing, or making bubbles, one thing is for sure—animals use bubbles in amazing ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570916700
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Junior Library Guild Selection
Pages: 45
Sales rank: 1,191,226
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Fiona Bayrock has always enjoyed playing with words, but was well into adulthood before discovering her passion for science. She has since written books for educational and specialty markets in Canada and the U.S., as well as 60+ articles, stories, and poems for children's magazines such as Highlights for Children, Odyssey, KNOW, and YES Magazine. Fiona lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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Bubble Homes and Fish Farts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
VaterOlsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Author Fiona Bayrock explores animals that use bubbles for a functional purpose, from violet sea snails to humans! Each description is accompanied by a beautiful watercolor by illustrator Carolyn Conahan and the scientific name of the animal. Additional materials include ¿More amazing facts about bubble makers¿ (you will want to find out how herring farts were accidently discovered) and a glossary. Young readers will want to listen to you read this book to them (one animal at a time or the whole book in a sitting) and older readers can explore this book on their own. Older readers may want to dive into other books to learn about the physics of snapping shrimp bubble popping.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock"Bubbles are soft and squishy and full of air. They shimmer. They float. And they are very handy. Animals make bubbles, ride bubbles, breathe bubbles, and even live in bubbles. Animals use bubbles in amazing ways."Each two page spread tells about another way an animal uses bubbles. There is a paragraph full of fascinating text and an overblown picture to help explain the difficult parts, with a speech bubble (of course!) to add a little more information.The back of the book has additional facts about bubble makers along with a glossary and a list of acknowledgments to those who helped the author in writing the book.