Amazing Mammals

Amazing Mammals

by Honor Head
     
 
Amazing Mammals. Check out the platypus, a mammal that lays eggs and looks like a duck. Meet the odd-looking anteater that sucks up food like a vacuum cleaner and carries its baby on its back for months. Come face-to-face with a whale that surfs onto land to catch its prey. In this book, you'll learn about the life cycles of some fascinating mammals-from orcas in the

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Amazing Mammals. Check out the platypus, a mammal that lays eggs and looks like a duck. Meet the odd-looking anteater that sucks up food like a vacuum cleaner and carries its baby on its back for months. Come face-to-face with a whale that surfs onto land to catch its prey. In this book, you'll learn about the life cycles of some fascinating mammals-from orcas in the sea to koalas in the treetops.

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Children's Literature - Leslie Rounds
One of the "Amazing Life Cycles" series, this attractive library bound book offers grade-schoolers an overview of mammalian life. The pages feature quite a lot of information presented in photo captions, additional text circles and different sizes of font that may distract less experienced readers. Several dramatic, close-up, full-color photographic illustrations on every page accompany brief text that includes, initially, information that is common to all mammals, including that they are warm-blooded, have some type of hair, are vertebrates and feed their babies with milk. Information is presented about both carnivores and herbivores. A typical life cycle (of a lion) follows. Later sections are specific to a variety of different types of mammals: the pipistrelle bat, giant anteater, orca, meerkat, warthog, hippopotamus and koala, each receiving two pages of coverage. These sections include just enough text to pique the interest of budding zoologists. The book also has a general map of habitats, a table of contents, a glossary and an index. Since this entertaining book is likely to spark further interest, it's unfortunate that it doesn't include either a bibliography or a list of other resources. In spite of that shortcoming, it would be a desirable addition to libraries serving early primary grades and would be useful for report writing as well as browsing. Reviewer: Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836888966
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Gareth Stevens Amazing Life Cycles Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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