Similar But Different in the Animal Kingdom

Similar But Different in the Animal Kingdom (2017)



SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM is an educational science book for children, youth, schools, libraries, and anyone interested in animals. Learn about the similarities and differences between 25 sets of animals.

What are the similarities and differences between alligators and crocodiles? Which one has a U-shaped snout, and which one has a V-shaped snout? What are the similarities and differences fleas and ticks? Which one is not an insect? Are wallabies just small kangaroos? Emus and ostriches are similar because they can’t fly, but they have different feet. Which one has two toes and which one has three toes? Salmon and tuna have different tails, whereas octopuses and squids have the same number of hearts.

Butterflies and moths have different antennae. Which one has club-shaped antennae and which one has feathery antennae? Can cheetahs or leopards climb trees, and which one can’t roar? Do dolphins and porpoises have similar dorsal fins? Do foxes and wolves have more similarities or more differences? SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM has the answers!

This intriguing look at the animal kingdom provides FAST FACTS with an instant list of the main similarities and difference between each pair of animals, as well as their scientific classifications, descriptions, habitats, diets, breeding habits, and much more. There are interesting facts, fallacies, phrases, singular and plural animal words, collective nouns, and a glossary of scientific terms.

The 25 sets of animals include:

  • Alligators and Crocodiles
  • Ants and Termites
  • Bees and Wasps
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Centipedes and Millipedes
  • Cheetahs and Leopards
  • Dingoes and Dogs
  • Dolphins and Porpoises
  • Ducks and Geese
  • Donkeys and Mules
  • Echidnas and Hedgehogs
  • Eels and Sea Snakes
  • Emus and Ostriches
  • Falcons and Hawks
  • Fleas and Ticks
  • Foxes and Wolves
  • Frogs and Toads
  • Gophers and Hamsters
  • Hares and Rabbits
  • Herons and Storks
  • Kangaroos and Wallabies
  • Lizards and Snakes
  • Octopuses and Squids
  • Salmon and Tuna
  • Tortoises and Turtles


The book SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM will have its own website with informative animal facts.  Click here.





Title: Similar but Different in the Animal Kingdom
Author: Martina Nicolls
ISBN: 978-1-68181-941-9
Number of pages: 496

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