Australian Kangaroos and Wallabies

Australian Kangaroos and Wallabies

by Pat Slater, Steve Parish

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Children's Literature
Young readers will enjoy this up-close look at the amazing kangaroos and wallabies of Australia. The pages of this fact-filled volume are brought to life for readers with brilliant color photos and easy-to-read text and is one of a series, "Nature Kids" series, by Mason Crest Publishers. These unique animals are found throughout Australia in deserts, in forests and on the grassy plains. Beautiful and vivid photos reveal these creatures in their varied habitats. The largest of these amazing animals is the Red Kangaroo. These animals can grow to be six feet tall and weigh 187 pounds. The small Musky Rat Kangaroo weighs only 1 pound. Multi-colored title headings reveal what kangaroos eat and drink, the typical day in the life of a kangaroo, their courting and mating habits and baby kangaroos. Readers discover a kangaroo baby is called a joey and kangaroos live in a group called a mob. Of special interest are the rare kangaroos that only survive today in areas where they are protected. Today many people work to protect and save this priceless natural resource of Australia. The kangaroo, wallaby and wallaroo are all protected. End notes in this volume include web sites to visit for more information and books for further reading on the subject. An index is also included. This is an important resource book for schools, libraries and the home. 2003, Mason Crest Publishers,
— Sue Reichard

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Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
Nature Kids Series
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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