Many types of animals use tools to find food, build a home, and defend themselves. Chimps use sticks to get grubs from small holes or honey from beehives. Sea otters crack open clams on rocks. Tailorbirds `stitch' their nests with spider silk, while bowerbirds collect bright objects to decorate their nests.
Leon Gray is a highly experienced children's book author who has written titles on many subjects, from science and geography to world issues. Before becoming an author, he worked in book publishing in London. Leon now lives in Scotland and is married with three children.