Spiky Echidna

Author(s): Rebecca Johnson

Children's Education

In Spiky Echidna, a baby echidna gets a piece of wire caught in between his spines. It takes a friendly possum to pull it out for him. The short-beaked echidna is a mammal called a monotreme (meaning "one hole" -- it has one vent through which everything, including eggs and waste matter, passes). Its young hatches from a leathery-shelled egg then stays in the small, backward-facing pouch until its spines develop. If it is threatened, an echidna will roll up into a spiky ball on hard ground or dig quickly into soft ground.


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General Fields

  • : 9781740215794
  • : Pascal Press
  • : Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : March 2005
  • : 148mm X 212mm X 2mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rebecca Johnson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2005
  • : en
  • : 24
  • : illustrations