Baby Deer

Baby Deer

by Bobbie Kalman

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A baby deer is called a faun, and it is a mammal. Mammals are defined as animals with hair or fur that are born live and nurse. Readers may be surprised to learn that a moose is a kind of deer, as is the elk. Elk and moose have babies called calves. There is a spread showing the major body parts of the deer and explaining that they are vertebrates. A picture of the skeleton clearly shows a backbone. One might wonder why fauns have spots. This coloring is camouflage that helps the faun hide from predators. When they start to grow horns, they are covered by a soft skin called velvet. There is an amusing picture showing a moose rubbing the velvet off its antlers. Deer are herbivores and eat plants. The major type of habitat for deer is the forest, although you may know from experience that deer also enjoy gardens and live close to urban areas. All of this information is accompanied by excellent photographs and a few drawings. The final page includes a "Words to Know" section an index. The index also contains pictures, which helps to make this book and others in the "Baby Animals" series attractive, enticing and just right for young kids reading on their own. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
It's Fun to Learn about Baby Animals Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.10(d)
IG580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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