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Author Birmingham, Maria, author.
Title Acting wild : how we behave like birds, bugs, and beasts / by Maria Birmingham ; illustrated by Dave Whamond.
Pub Info Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2019.
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 599.9 BIR     DUE 07-14-20
Descript 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Contents Introduction -- Let it grow -- That'll teach you -- Laugh it up -- Dealing with death -- Creature construction -- Tools of the trade -- Join the conversation -- Clean as a whistle -- It's all fun and games -- This calls for teamwork -- Time for a trip -- Animals of the world, unite!
Summary "For a long time, scientists have tried to figure out what separates us from animals. For example, one early hypothesis was our use of tools--until Jane Goodall famously recorded observations of chimpanzees making and using tools. In fact, it looks like the very things that we once thought distinguished humans, our creativity, our ingenuity, our capacity of planning or abstract thought, are the very things that actually make us very animal! Maria Birmingham explores many of the surprising ways that humans behave just like animals. Topics covered: farming, teaching, laughing, mourning, building, using tools, communicating, grooming, playing, working together, travelling. Paired with Dave Whamond's humorous cartoon-style illustrations, this nonfiction book will show kids that it's entirely okay to act like an animal--we can't help it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Human beings -- Animal nature -- Juvenile literature.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology.
Genre Informational works.
Picture books.
Add Author Whamond, Dave, illustrator.
ISBN 9781771473262
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