How do the shape of a duck’s feet andtoes make it a good swimmer? • The wide feet and toes help push a duck easily through the water.
The text says that a giraffe has a longneck. How does the picture help yousee how tall a giraffe is and long itsneck is?• The picture shows the giraffe reaching the leaves of a tree. It shows the giraffe’s neck being much longer than the head.
How is a long neck helpful to giraffes? • A long neck helps giraffes live. They can reach food that other animals cannot and take better care of their babies.
What do the quills of a newborn porcupinefeel like? • The quills are soft
How are they different from an adult? • On a newborn, quills are soft. On the adult, they are sharp
Why would a baby porcupine be born withsoft quills instead of sharp ones? • Soft quills would make it easier for the mother to care for the baby.
Why would a porcupine want otheranimals to stay away? • The other animals might want to hurt the porcupine.
What is the main idea of the text that tellsabout turtles? • Turtles have a very hard shell.
What does the turtle do when an animalcomes that wants to hurt it? • The turtle pulls inside its shell.
What doe they look like? • They look like wide, oval, pads
Why are all of the animals in this selection“amazing?” • Each animal has special body parts that help it grow and live.
What is the author’s purpose in writingthis selection? • To give facts about animals, to show that animals and nature are interesting.