Face to Face with Cheetahs


Close-up photographs highlight the story of young African cheetahs.
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Close-up photographs highlight the story of young African cheetahs.
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Susan Allen
Mention of this publisher brings to mind gorgeous pictures, poignant text, and impeccable research, attributes that are certainly found when browsing this series. Each animal is introduced through photographs that are supported by descriptions of their physical characteristics, diet, family life, habitat, and relations with human beings. A map denotes where the animal can be found in the world and possible dangers to their populace. Chris Johns, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine and consummate wildlife photographer, brings readers "face to face" with a family of cheetahs. The life of this family is told like the other titles in the series through color photos and simple but fascinating text. Here more information about the cheetah is found in the Facts at a Glance section. Using photos, maps, and short descriptive text, readers learn about the cheetah's physical appearance, diet, life span, habitat, and threats to their existence. Whether young readers want to learn about these creatures or about caterpillars, frogs, grizzly bears, lions, polar bears, or wolves, they will be enthralled with what can be found in these books. The eye-catching format and short sentences closely linked to photos will make the most reluctant reader eager to check out all the titles. Reviewer: Susan Allen
Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
In this recommended and wonderful addition to the National Geographic "Face to Face" series, readers get up close to a family of cheetahs deep in the heart of Africa. The cheetahs' body proportions, speed, hunting habits, as well as their family groups, are studied in detail as the photographer spends months in tracking a family of cheetahs across the savanna. Sidebars give details about the place of cheetahs in history, as well as explanations of the various chirps, yips, churrs, growls, and hisses that these cats make. The stunning color photographs were taken by Chris Jones, award-winning photographer and editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine. The clear and engaging text is written by Elizabeth Carney, a children's writer and editor who also co-authored Face to Face with Polar Bears. The book contains information about protecting cheetahs and their threatened habitats, as well as some "tips from the experts." Included is a glossary, a "facts at a glance section," and a scientific adventure experiment. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426303234
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Series: Face to Face with Animals Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 385,417
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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