Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Amanda O'Neill

Amanda O'Neill has worked in education since 1976 and has been a freelance writer and editor since 1986. She has written books on a wide range of subjects and wrote both I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs, and Cats. Amanda has never lived without cats - her current feline friend is rescue-cat Jess, a seven-year-old part-Burmese. Amanda lives in Leicestershire, England, with her family and a whole host of reptiles, bugs, and other creatures.

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I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs
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I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs

I Wonder Why

by Amanda O'Neill
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With detailed , lively answers to these and many other fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs is a perfect introduction to the world of creepy crawlies.

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I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skin
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I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skin

I Wonder Why

by Amanda O'Neill
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With detailed, lively answers to a host of fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skin is a perfect introduction to the world of snakes. This reptilian resource explains everything...

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Insects and Bugs
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Insects and Bugs

Amanda O'Neill
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The enticing questions -- Why do glowworms glow? Which insects wear armor? Why do bees dance? -- will amaze, amuse, and inspire any child who is fascinated by bugs.

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Dogs
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Dogs

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Amanda O'Neill
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From the domestic popularity of the Golden Retriever to the wrinkly charm of the regal Shar-Pei, this generously illustrated compendium of everything canine is the perfect gift for the young dog enthusiast. The colorful, fact-filled pages and informative text provide children with a wide-ranging overview of the world of dogs. Kids will not only learn how to care for their dogs but also how to interpret their moods and understand their behavior, and physiology. The various breeds and their evolution are covered, as well as dogs in film, art, fiction, and mythology. Liz Taylor's lapdogs are given appropriate celebrity treatment, while Sirius the "Dog Star" is given credit for warning ancient Egyptians of the coming flood season. Special features include an illustrated glossary, index, and a canine family tree. From wet nose to wagging tail, this is the perfect gift for the young dog lover.

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Cats

Cats

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Amanda O'Neill; Roger Tabor
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No young cat lover will be able to contain their curiosity about this essential compendium of everything feline. Cats covers a wide range of topics, including history and evolution, myths...

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