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The average human sleeps a total of twenty-four years over a lifetime. That's a lot of naps! Yet people aren't the only ones who enjoy a good rest; if you look around, you'll find that all animals have a biological need for sleep. But some animals snooze in ways that we would find startling-if not absolutely impossible. A sooty tern, an island bird, takes a nap in midair as it slowly flaps its wings. A fruit bat gets forty winks while hanging upside down from a tree branch. A bottlenose dolphin can put half of its brain to sleep while it continues to swim. What other remarkable methods of sleep exist?

Animals asleep - Sneed B. Collard

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Title
Animals asleep
Author
Sneed B. Collard
format
Hardback
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20040323

The average human sleeps a total of twenty-four years over a lifetime. That's a lot of naps! Yet people aren't the only ones who enjoy a good rest; if you look around, you'll find that all animals have a biological need for sleep. But some animals snooze in ways that we would find startling-if not absolutely impossible. A sooty tern, an island bird, takes a nap in midair as it slowly flaps its wings. A fruit bat gets forty winks while hanging upside down from a tree branch. A bottlenose dolphin can put half of its brain to sleep while it continues to swim. What other remarkable methods of sleep exist?

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"This picture book presents the sleep behaviors of a wide variety of creatures from all over the world. The appealing watercolor illustrations consist of single- and double-page paintings. . . . A solid offering for nature lovers." School Library Journal

"Collard discusses the mysteries of sleep in invertebrates with a disarming readiness to admit that scientists don't have all the answers. McGrory's paintings offer graceful, well-composed depictions of beasts, birds, and butterflies in a series of beautifully lit settings." Booklist, ALA

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Sleep behavior in animals - Juvenile literature.|Animal behavior - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts

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