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Giraffe: The World's Tallest Mammal

Giraffe: The World's Tallest Mammal

by Meish Goldish
     
 
It's not easy to look a giraffe in the eye. Some of these giant creatures grow to be about 18 feet (5 m) tall. That's as high as three adults standing on top of one another. Look inside to find out how the world's tallest mammal uses its height to find food, stay safe, and even help other animals escape from enemies.

Overview

It's not easy to look a giraffe in the eye. Some of these giant creatures grow to be about 18 feet (5 m) tall. That's as high as three adults standing on top of one another. Look inside to find out how the world's tallest mammal uses its height to find food, stay safe, and even help other animals escape from enemies.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Like snowflakes, no two giraffes are exactly alike. While there are similarities—they grow to be eighteen feet tall, travel in herds and watch out for each other when they need to bend way down to drink—it is their spotted coat that makes each unique. Although alike in color, look closely and you will see that no two giraffes have exactly the same spotted pattern. Aimed at emerging readers, this book uses simple text and large print without "dumbing down" the content. Topics covered include habitat, diet, life cycle and behavior. But real life examples—the giraffe is compared to three adults standing on each others shoulders—and a chart offering comparisons to other large mammals give readers a perspective they can easily grasp. Indeed, if the dearth of fun facts does not draw one in, certainly the high-quality photographs will. Appropriate for children in kindergarten through third grades, the book is written at the second grade/emergent reader level. One of fourteen titles in the "SuperSized!" series about the world's largest animals, each book includes a table of contents, a glossary, an index, a bibliography, and an online resource guide. This is a well written resource that will enhance any life science curriculum, not to mention whet the appetite of kids interested in one really tall animal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597163743
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
SuperSized! Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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