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Everything Dolphin: What Kids Really Want to Know About Dolphins (Kids' FAQs)

Overview

Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Overview

Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two titles extend the paper-over-board Kids' FAQs series: Everything Dolphin: What Kids Really Want to Know About Dolphins by Marty Crisp and Everything Reptile by Cherie Winner. Like the previous titles, children pose the questions (such as "How are dolphins different from porpoises?" and "Who is the most famous dolphin?") and brief paragraphs paired with close-up color photographs serve as answers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Children love dolphins. What's not to love? They always seem to be smiling, they play, they are very intelligent. Yet the more scientists study these marine mammals, the more they realize there is much to be learned. Crisp wanted to explore what kids want to know about dolphins. So he sat in on two talks by dolphin expert Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski —scientist-in-residence at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut—paying particular attention to questions children asked about dolphins. Crisp also visited swim-with-the-dolphins programs, talking to kids there. After more research visiting behind-the-scenes dolphin programs and consulting experts in The Nature Conservancy the author compiled thirty-five questions/chapters: If dolphins are mammals like we are, why do they live in the water? Do they breathe the same way we do? Why are dolphins always smiling? What sounds do dolphins make? How smart are dolphins? What are the rarest and most common dolphins? Can people ride dolphins? Is swimming with dolphins a good thing? And so on. Part of the "Kid's FAQs" series, the book features lively color photos of dolphins, many of which have people or children in them. It includes two full pages of resources, both books and web sites. This is a great book to hand to a young dolphin fan or include in a home, school or public library. 2004, NorthWord Press, Ages 8 to 12.
—Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These books provide kids with answers to common questions about various animals. Each chapter is headed with one or two queries (e.g., "How fast can dolphins swim, and how deep can they dive?") followed by one- or two-page answers. Enough information is provided to cover the basics, such as what the creatures look like and what they eat. There's not much species-specific material, but the answer to each question is detailed enough for most reports. Of the two, Reptile has less specific information, probably because it has a broader range of creatures to discuss, but it still makes a good introduction to the topic. Because the chapters are relatively short, the texts never seem overwhelming or intimidating. Lots of clear photos add appeal. Although neither volume has an index, children can easily access information through the tables of contents. With broad appeal for both browsers and researchers, these offerings make good additions to natural-history collections.-Arwen Marshall, Minneapolis Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559710497
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Kids Faqs Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 758,178
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Everything Dolphin Contents

  • Introduction
  • If dolphins are mammals, why do they live in the water?
  • Dolphins are warm-blooded. How warm are they, and how do they stay warm?
  • How are dolphins different from porpoises?
  • How fast can dolphins swim, and how deep can they dive?
  • Do dolphins breathe the same way we do?
  • Do dolphins have a sense of smell?
  • How high can a dolphin jump?
  • Who is the most famous dolphin?
  • How do dolphins sleep?
  • Can dolphins hear well?
  • What sounds do dolphins make? Can we talk to dolphins?
  • What's a dolphin's favorite food? What does a dolphin drink?
  • Are dolphins born underwater? Do they have belly buttons?
  • Do baby dolphins eat fish?
  • Do dolphins have enemies?
  • How old can a dolphin live to be?
  • How small and how big can a dolphin be?
  • Why do dolphins sometimes get stranded on land?
  • Why do dolphin shows always use bottlenose dolphins?
  • Do dolphins have necks?
  • What is a group of dolphins called?
  • Can dolphins see well, and can they see in color?
  • Do dolphins cry?
  • Why are dolphins always smiling?
  • How many teeth do dolphins have?
  • Do dolphins really like people?
  • Why don't dolphins have hair like other mammals?
  • What does dolphin skin feel like?
  • How smart are dolphins?
  • What are the rarest and the most common dolphins?
  • If you're underwater with a dolphin, can you hear him?
  • How far can a dolphin travel?
  • Do dolphins fall in love?
  • Can people ride dolphins? Is swimming with dolphins a good thing?
  • What can I do to be around dolphins?
  • Meet the dolphins
  • Resources
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