Teeth That Stab and GrindBook - 2000
Teeth that gnaw, teeth that groom, teeth that bite into delicious food and grind it down--imagine what life would be without teeth! Though there are some animals, such as birds and turtles, that don't need any, most others depend on teeth for eating, protection, and more. Horses nibble each other's necks to get rid of loose hair and pesky insects. The monkey-like lemur uses its front teeth as a comb to remove tangles. Beavers depend on them to cut down trees for the dams and lodges they build--and to munch bark, twigs, buds, and leaves. Full-color photographs show animals around the world using their hard-working pearly whites to chew, crunch, and chomp, while black-and-white drawings add some extra fun! The author lives in Victoria, British Columbia. 32 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Greystone Books, 2000.
Characteristics: 30 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.