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S: The Unusual Platypus By Ruthie Brown

FC: The Unusual Platypus Written and Pictures selected by Ruthie Brown

1: Table of Contents Habitat 2 Food 3 Anatomy 4 Behaviors 5 Facts 6 Lifecycle 7 Glossary 8

2: Habitat The platypus lives in eastern Australia and Tasmania.It lives mostly in water, but sometimes in burrows near the water.

3: Food The platypus eats crustation,fish and worms that live under the water.

4: Anatomy The platypus has feet and a bill like a duck. It has a tail like a beaver. A platypus' body can be up to 45 cm. long. They can weigh up to 2.3 kilo.

5: Behaviors The platypus has special nerves in it's bill that sense when it's prey is moving.

6: Facts The platypus has webbed feet for swimming.Males are longer than females.A platypus is a monotreme.Distribution: Eastern Australia and Tasmania.They live in burrows.

7: Lifecycle 1.First comes the egg. 2.When the egg cracks, the baby is born. 3.The baby drinks milk that oozes through the mom's skin. 4.The baby is now a grown-up. 5.The mom lays the eggs.

8: Glossary 1.Monotreme: A mammal that lays eggs. 2.Distribution: Where it is found. 3.Burrows: Large holes.

9: Thank you Ms. Stitsinger and Mrs. Lopez for helping me with this book! You are both amazing teachers!

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