Animal Habitats


This book is a dramatic visual introduction to some of the extraordinary animals that share our planet.

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This book is a dramatic visual introduction to some of the extraordinary animals that share our planet.

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Short text and snappy pictures make this book feel almost like a web site. Exploring the habitat needs of insects, spiders, crocodiles, elephants, big cats and more, the book goes around the world in a very short time. While advertised for ages 9-12, the vocabulary and sentence structure are remarkably complex for this age group. In fact, the book feels very much like an adult text. Here for example, is the beginning of the section titled Migrant Butterflies: "Most butterflies and moths live and die within a very small area, never moving far from their birthplace. However, a few species travel astonishing distances in search of food or to escape cold or overpopulated areas." That said, there is a lot of good information inside the 64-page book and the pictures are stunning. The captions are well-done and as informative as the main text. Backmatter includes a glossary and an index. 2004, Southwater/Anness Publishing Ltd, and Ages 9 to 12.
—Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842159903
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.44 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

A Place to Live 4
Beetle and Bug Environments 6
Insects Living In and On Water 8
Butterfly Habitats 10
Migrant Butterflies 12
Spider Homes 14
Snake Habitats 16
Desert Snakes 18
Tropical Tree Boas 20
Crocodiles of Rivers and Lakes 22
Saltwater Crocodiles 24
Open Habitats for Birds of Prey 26
Birds of Prey in Woods and Near Water 28
Horses of the World 30
Tough Horses of the Desert 32
Elephant Habitats 34
Roaming Elephants 36
Where Bears Live 38
Pandas in the Bamboo Forest 40
Polar Bears 42
Cats of the Savanna 44
Forest Cats 46
Mountain Cats 48
Forest-living Wolves and Wild Dogs 50
Wild Dogs of Desert and Grassland 52
Forest Apes 54
Lowland and Mountain Gorillas 56
Mammals of the Open Sea 58
Shark Habitats 60
Glossary 62
Index 64
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