animal doctors

A fascinating look at how animals heal themselves.  Blue jays will place live stinging ants among their feathers which serve as a kind of antiseptic shampoo against parasites.  Rhinos are prone to sunburn and insect bites and they use a coating of mud as a natural sunblock to protect themselves from the sun’s rays and bugs.  After you read Animal Doctors, you might figure out why your own dog or cat at home have the quirky habits they do.  A highly informative and interesting read for kids (and adults).

Animal Doctors: Incredible Ways Animals Heal Themselves was written by Angie Trius and Mark Doran, illustrated by Julio Antonio Blasco and published by Laurence King.