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First Animal Encyclopedia
     

First Animal Encyclopedia

3.9 7
by DK Publishing
 
An inspiring new addition to the First Reference series, the DK First Animal Encyclopedia is loaded with spectacular photographs showing animal habits and habitats. From aardvark to zebra, this book is packed with fascinating facts about animals, giving children a wonderful head start on learning about the animal world.

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An inspiring new addition to the First Reference series, the DK First Animal Encyclopedia is loaded with spectacular photographs showing animal habits and habitats. From aardvark to zebra, this book is packed with fascinating facts about animals, giving children a wonderful head start on learning about the animal world.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Browsers will enjoy these attractive offerings that feature the publisher's signature full-color photos with lengthy captions. Encyclopedia describes the animal world in five sections: mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, "creepy-crawlies," and fish. The reference section includes animal superlatives such as the largest, the loudest, the fastest, and the tallest mammals or the deadliest snake. Each section begins with a quiz challenging readers to identify several cross-sections of animal bodies pictured in the chapter. Children learn about different species' parenting, daily life, courtship, defense, and eating habits. While fascinating facts abound and intriguing close-ups will delight children, the information is spotty: one entry may cover quirky eating habits, another, a unique defense mechanism. Thus, report writers will need to look elsewhere. Atlas begins with an introduction covering the continents, biomes, and information on how to read the featured maps. Maps of each area include capitals, towns, mountains, borders, and rivers. In addition, small pictures identify famous landmarks, native animals, national sports, and products. Each area is highlighted on a globe in a corner of the page. "Get going" notes offer simple recipes, crafts, and activities. Vibrant photos of wildlife, landscapes, natural phenomenon, and people are included. Small reproductions of the flags of the world are appended. While there is much to look at in this appealing resource, The National Geographic Beginner's World Atlas (National Geographic, 1999) offers larger, easier-to-read maps.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Clear, vibrant photographs bring it all to life in the pages of this delightful first reference book for kids." — Children's Book Council

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756602277
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
DK First Reference Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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First Animal Encyclopedia 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my six year animal loving son ...not thinking he would have used it till the covers fell off. He enjoys taking it to school and showing his friends all the different pictures and species of animals. His classmates enjoy it as well...as they share which is there favorite animal...and no matter which one ..its in this book . He calls it the big book of everything . Outstanding pictures, lots of facts makes this one a winner. I am buying him a new one for christmas since he wore out his current copy. All real pictures too ..no drawings in this book. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a coordinator for a Science Museum and wanted to give this book to teachers in a workshop. Unfortunately this book is not totally scientifically correct. There is a lot of information that is inaccurate. It uses a lot of generalizations instead of keeping in mind the many exceptions in the animal kingdom that do not fit the main rules of their species. It also states that dinosaurs are descendants of lizards but research has proven that they were more closely related to birds. The only part of the book that is acceptable is the photographs of animals from around the globe. DK Publishing is usually very accurate with their science information however this time DK Publishing disappointed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7-year-old daughter loves this encyclopedia. She spends hours with it, and regales us with interesting and unique facts about various animals. The bright photos are engaging. The material is presented in an interesting and well-organized manner. It is a great supplement to the science classes at their school, which focus on life cycle, habitat, characteristics and classification. The language is appropriate for early readers, but manages to convey a great deal of information. I'm very happy that we invested in this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old daughter loves this book... she is facinated by all the photos and little tidbits on each page. When we let her pick a book out the last time we were at B&N, this is what she picked, and she loves to take it with her places to look at the photos and have us read to her. Her favorite page is the jellyfish page... :)