Duck

Duck

by Stephen Savage
     
 

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Discover the exciting world of the duck, from a city pond to a remote coastal bay, and explore some of the different habitats that are the duck's home. Could you tell the difference between a male and female duck? Would you recognize a duck in flight? Do you know what its nest looks like? Follow the duck's life cycle, from the hatching of a chick to finding a mate,

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Discover the exciting world of the duck, from a city pond to a remote coastal bay, and explore some of the different habitats that are the duck's home. Could you tell the difference between a male and female duck? Would you recognize a duck in flight? Do you know what its nest looks like? Follow the duck's life cycle, from the hatching of a chick to finding a mate, and find out about the threats facing ducks today and how to feed them properly. This work includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary, and "unusual fact" boxes.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2These simply written imports focus on the life cycle of the common black ant and the mallard duck, respectively. Divided into two-page topic treatments, the texts briefly describe the animals' physical features, diet, reproduction, developmental stages, natural enemies, and behavior. Large watercolor paintings depicting the creatures in their natural habitats appear in each section, with short blocks of bold-print text arranged above or below the illustrations. While the texts are easy to read, they are flawed by oversimplification. In Ant, readers are told that ``There are several different kinds of ant...''; however, there are over 8,000 species extant. In both books, some important scientific terms have been omitted and those that do appear, such as ``antennae'' or ``molt,'' are only defined in the glossaries. The average sizes of the animals are not included. Arthur Dorros's Ant Cities (Crowell, 1987) is far more detailed. Hans-Heinrich Isenbart's A Duckling Is Born (Putnam, 1981; o.p.) is illustrated with excellent full-color photographs. Although Savage's titles have an attractive format, the information provided is very limited.Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750246606
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Animal Neighbours Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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