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Arctic Fox: Very Cool!

Arctic Fox: Very Cool!

by Stephen Person
     
 
In the Arctic, winter lasts for eight months. Powerful snowstorms are common and temperatures can fall to -58[degree]F. Few animals can survive these extreme conditions. One animal that can, however, is the Arctic fox. Biologist Maarten Loonen has been studying Arctic wildlife for over 15 years. Look inside to discover what he has learned about this fascinating and

Overview

In the Arctic, winter lasts for eight months. Powerful snowstorms are common and temperatures can fall to -58[degree]F. Few animals can survive these extreme conditions. One animal that can, however, is the Arctic fox. Biologist Maarten Loonen has been studying Arctic wildlife for over 15 years. Look inside to discover what he has learned about this fascinating and uncommon creature.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Step into a freezing world to learn about this creature that "lives farther north than any other land mammal in the world." This well-written book comes complete with a user friendly layout that makes learning about this fox fun and intriguing. It follows the research of a scientist as he studies the fox. The large print text is packed with facts about the creature. Flashy photos show the fox with its winter and summer coats and in active and sedentary situations. Side bars are set off within a blue rectangular box topped with a white fox. They offer up extra facts that enhance the rich text. Information is divided into twelve two-page spreads. Readers could gather specific information from spreads or enjoy the book as a whole read. Topics include how the fox survives in the cold, what it eats, its family time, and dangers it encounters. The timely issue of climate change is addressed. End material includes a fact page, other uncommon animals, a glossary, resources, and an index. This is one book from the "Uncommon Animals" series and will enrich the science and social studies curriculum in schools. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

These examinations of six photogenic animals and selected specialists who study them offer the current crop's best balance of appealing presentation and systematic, clearly presented information. Each creature inhabits an exotic habitat, from the arctic fox that "lives farther north than any other land mammal in the world" and the Weddell Seal to Madagascar's aye-aye and fossa. The aye-aye is a lemur so rare that it was mistakenly declared extinct in the 1930s, and the elusive fossa is a lemur-eating mongoose and the island's largest native predator. Readers will linger over the excellent pictures and come away with a better understanding of the creatures and of some of the challenges facing scientists who seek to learn more about them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597167307
Publisher:
Bearport Pub Co Inc
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Uncommon Animals Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
808,683
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
IG820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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