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Beware the Burmese pythons and other invasive animal species  Cover Image Book Book

Beware the Burmese pythons and other invasive animal species / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Phil Nicholls.

Kaner, Etta, (author.). Nicholls, Phil (Phil D.), (illustrator.).


Text organized into posters, newspaper articles, and comics teaches young readers about ten common invasive species from around the world, exploring how they got into new ecosystems, the damage they've caused, how scientists are working to contain them, and what average people can do to help.
"What do cane toads, cats and Burmese pythons have in common? They're invading our ecosystems! Learn about 10 common invasive species from around the world, exploring how they got into new ecosystems and the damage they've caused. With text organized in all kinds of fun ways, from posters to newspaper articles to comic strips, this funny, highly visual book will keep young readers engaged. Each section provides basic information about one invasive animal, including their most distinctive features and where they came from, before telling the story of how they arrived in a new place. Humans, of course, are actually the ones responsible for moving invasive species around the world -- but luckily, we're also trying to solve the problem. Readers will learn about how scientists are working to contain each invasive species and that it is possible to solve environmental issues. Back matter includes sources, a glossary and an index."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525304460
  • ISBN: 1525304461
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 47).
Formatted Contents Note:
Nutria : save our wetlands! -- Cane toads : hop to it! be part of the solution -- Starlings : don't be a birdbrain! report this pest! -- Tawny crazy ants : stop the spread now! -- Feral cats : don't be fooled -- Rabbitfish : stop invasion in its tracks, don't throw it back! -- Killer shrimp : stop aquatic hitchhikers! -- Burmese pythons : don't let it loose! -- Northern snakehead fish : do not throw it back! -- Cactus moths : be on the lookout for this invader!
Target Audience Note:
880L Lexile
Subject: Introduced animals > Juvenile literature.
Habitat conservation > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library JNF 591.62 Kaner, Etta (Text) 34MO2001811839 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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