Jellyfish may look like floating blobs, but they are actually complex creatures with interesting life cycles. Read about how these incredible animals' bodies function without a skeleton, organs, a brain, or other typical features. Feeding behavior and the jelly stinging mechanism are highlighted as well. The book also looks briefly at animals that are usually considered jellyfish but which are not actually part of this family.
"Well-written texts clearly convey basic information about the lives and habits of each animal including where it lives, what it eats, and how it reproduces. The chapters are nicely organized with headings and subheadings that provide a good guide to the topics covered. Bright, colorful photos, some full-plate, add much to books' overall appeal. The colorful photos and intriguing texts will attract some browsers and general readers too. Useful additions to natural history collections."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)
Price: US $29.15