Are You Ready for Spring? (Lightning Bolt Books - Our Four by Sheila Anderson

By Sheila Anderson

The times are becoming hotter. and they are getting longer. child birds are hatching. The grass is popping eco-friendly. have you learnt what season is right here? it is spring! What else occurs in spring? learn this publication to determine!

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8; © Photononstop/SuperStock, pp. 12, 13; © Flirt/SuperStock, p. 14; © Shane Moore/Animals Animals, p. 16; © Westend61/SuperStock, p. 17; © Kwame Zikomo/SuperStock, p. 18; © Pacific Stock/SuperStock, p. 19; © Karlene Schwartz, p. fr/SuperStock, p. 24; © Ed Simpson/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images, p. 25; © Prisma/SuperStock, p. com, p. 30; © Erkki Makkonen/Dreamstime. com, p. 31 (both). Front cover: © Darrell Gulin/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images (top); © Chris Stein/Stone/ Getty Images (bottom) 32 This Page Left Blank Intentionally The days are getting warmer.

29 Glossary breeze: a mild wind bud: a leaf or flower that has not yet opened emerge: to come out energize: to become active and full of energy fawn: a baby deer hatch: to break out from inside an egg hibernation: the practice of spending winter in a sleeplike state moist: wet shed: to lose fur 30 Further Reading Baxter, Nicola. Spring. Mankato, MN: Sea-to-Sea Publications, 2009. shtml Glaser, Linda. It’s Spring! Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2002. Pfeffer, Wendy. A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox.

This is called pipping . A chick has a tiny “horn” on the top of its beak. The horn is called an egg tooth. The chick uses its egg tooth to break out of its egg. 28 It’s a lot of work for a chick to break out of its egg! The chick is wet and tired when it first breaks free. It may lie still and rest for a few hours. Soon its downy feathers have dried. The chick is ready to explore its surroundings. A chick’s egg tooth falls off within a day after the chick hatches. The chick starts growing feathers just a few weeks later.

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