Children's Literature - Judy CrowderManatees, those remarkable marine mammals that float, blimp-like, in warm tropical waters, are the focus of this book, part of the "Earth's Endangered Animals" series. This informative and affordable book tells young readers what manatees are, including species and subspecies names, plus which ones American readers are likely to encounter while visiting the waters off Florida. This book also features information about what "endangered" means and why manatees are considered to be endangered, rather than vulnerable or threatened. Simple-to-read text details manatee bodies and how well-adapted they are for swimming, manatee habitat, their life cycle, mating and feeding behavior. The book is filled with illustration, one of which is of a Stellar Sea Cow, a kind of manatee now extinct. Speaking of extinct, Kalman details how humans impact the manatees' world, as well as how people can help this engaging, gentle creature. Readers can find a glossary, an index and where to get more information in the back of the book.
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