Ostriches (Superpower Field Guide #3)

by Rachel Poliquin (Author) Nicholas John Frith (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

This third installment in the hilarious and highly illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features the silly-looking, surprisingly fierce ostrich. This two-toed torpedo may have the largest eyes of any animal on dry land, but it can outrun most horses!

Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savanna. But there's something you should know: Even ordinary ostriches are extraordinary. And that includes Eno. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that ostriches are just overgrown chickens with ridiculous necks, skinny legs, and bad attitudes. And you're right! Believe it or not, that neck helps ostriches run at supersonic speeds. Those skinny legs can kill a lion dead. And these are only a few weapons in Eno's arsenal of superfierce survival skills--Eno has Colossal Orbs of Telescopic Vision, the Impossible Ever-Flow Lung, the Egg of Wonder, and so many more. You're still not convinced that ostriches are superpowered, are you? Well, you don't know ostriches yet. But you will.

Includes a ruler printed along the book's back side to aid the observations of young field scientists everywhere!

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Rachel Poliquin
Rachel Poliquin has a PhD in the history of science. She is the author of Beavers: The Superpower Field Guide. She lives in Canada. www.rachelpoliquin.com

Nicholas John Frith is the author/illustrator of Beavers: The Superpower Field Guide, Hector the Hummingbird and Hello, Mr. Dodo! He lives and works on the English coast. www.nicholasjohnfrith.com

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
November 20, 2019
Superpower Field Guide
Age Range
8 - 12 years

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