Amazing Animals: Sharks

Amazing Animals: Sharks

by Valerie Bodden
     
 

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From fleet-footed cheetahs to howling wolves, and from playful dolphins to earth-shaking elephants, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and… See more details below

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Overview

From fleet-footed cheetahs to howling wolves, and from playful dolphins to earth-shaking elephants, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that helps explain a defining feature or behavior.

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.the "Amazing Animals" series will attract both beginning and struggling readers. The large, beautiful photos on each spread include vivid shots of animals in action as well as close-ups of their faces. Photo captions consistently add interesting animal facts, and occasional vocabulary words are defined at the bottom of the pages, adding to the clean, appealing layout. In addition to the engaging photos, the text is laid out in a large, easy-to-read font. The text, although made up of simple sentences, conveys plenty of interesting information.
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Emerging readers who want to stretch their reading muscle with nonfiction will find this new series, "Amazing Animals," informative. There are many fascinating facts including the fact that sharks can be as small as a child's hand or a big as a bus. Most people may not be aware that some sharks lay eggs or if they do not keep swimming they will sink. The information is simply presented and the large font makes it very accessible. Readers will learn about the animal's physical appearance, its natural habitat, and its behaviors. Well-composed, captioned color photographs that are often dramatic are on every page and directly link to the text. New words appear in bold, and the definition is at the bottom of the page on which the word first appears. The book concludes with a retelling of a pourquoi tale from the Cook Islands that explains why sharks have a bump in their head. This crossover element will appeal to teachers who seek to illustrate the link between cultural beliefs expressed through storytelling and scientific fact. This is an excellent choice for public, school, and home libraries. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898127447
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Amazing Animals Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
631,291
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 18 Years

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