The Field Guide to Safari Animals
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The Field Guide to Safari Animals

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by Paul Beck
     
 


Young explorers embark on the safari adventure of a lifetime with this fabulous faux-journal, “written” in 1924 by fictional naturalist Rebecca Mayhew. Through her journal entries, youngsters accompany Mayhew as she explores mysterious Africa, from tracking lions in Nairobi to watching white rhinos in Pretoria to marveling at the birth of a baby…  See more details below

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Young explorers embark on the safari adventure of a lifetime with this fabulous faux-journal, “written” in 1924 by fictional naturalist Rebecca Mayhew. Through her journal entries, youngsters accompany Mayhew as she explores mysterious Africa, from tracking lions in Nairobi to watching white rhinos in Pretoria to marveling at the birth of a baby giraffe in Botswana. Each info-packed page is filled with stunning photographs, colorful maps and illustrations, and fascinating facts about African animals and their environment. At the journey’s end, children can assemble the eight animals from 59 included die-cut pieces and then display them on a gorgeous, removable 3-D diorama.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
The author writes this book under the guise of a young woman traveling to the grasslands of Africa in 1924 to study the animals and their habitats for a natural history museum display. Eight animals are featured, including lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes, kudos (a kind of antelope), baboons, and white rhinoceroses. Each has four pages of facts, drawings, photographs, and maps that detail its characteristics and show where it might be found. What makes this book special is its capacity for interactive play. Included with the book are cut-out pieces of each animal. These can be assembled into models that can be used with a grassland background that can be removed from the back of the book. Easy-to-follow directions for each animal's construction are provided. The owner of this book can create a small diorama of his or her own that is similar to the much larger exhibit the imaginary young woman of this book might be installing in a natural history museum. Did you know that giraffes have the largest eyes of any land animal? Did you know that baboons have opposable thumbs? These facts and more are all between the covers of this book. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592237173
Publisher:
Silver Dolphin Books
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Field Guides
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Paul Beck has been writing about science for kids and adults for about seven years, most recently he has done several articles for Popular Science magazine, and interactive science exhibits. He is especially interested in high tech applications for music and linguistics, which figure prominently in the technology used in the talking robot clock. His Music and Psychology Bachelor of Arts are from the University of Colorado, his Linguistics Master is from the University of Washington.

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