Gorillas (Our Wild World Series)

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Our well-respected and long-running Our Wild World series takes on primates! In these four new titles, kids will learn what makes each of these unique animals so special. Each begins with a brief section on what makes a primate a primate, including taking a close look at their opposable thumbs and toes. Detailed information on habitat, diet, breeding, babies, socialization, dangers, and life cycles is included, highlighted by full-color photos and Fun Facts throughout. Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Monkeys, and ...

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Overview

Our well-respected and long-running Our Wild World series takes on primates! In these four new titles, kids will learn what makes each of these unique animals so special. Each begins with a brief section on what makes a primate a primate, including taking a close look at their opposable thumbs and toes. Detailed information on habitat, diet, breeding, babies, socialization, dangers, and life cycles is included, highlighted by full-color photos and Fun Facts throughout. Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Monkeys, and Orangutans each provides an exciting opportunity to understand the fascinating lives of these primates. For research or enjoyment, young readers will turn to these kid-friendly books again and again.

Our well-respected and long-running Our Wild World series takes on primates! Kids will learn what makes gorillas so special. The book begins with a brief section on what makes a primate a primate, including taking a close look at their opposable thumbs and toes. Detailed information on habitat, diet, breeding, babies, socialization, dangers, and life cycles is included, highlighted by full-color photos and Fun Facts throughout. Young readers will discover many interesting things, including the fact that gorillas use babysitters!Gorillas provides an exciting opportunity to understand the fascinating lives of these primates. For research or enjoyment, young readers will turn to these kid-friendly books again and again. The up-close color photography helps show the animals in great detail and in a variety of situations.


About the Author:
Deborah Dennard is the author of numerous nonfiction books for young readers, among them Coyote at Pinon Place for Smithsonian's Backyard series; How Wise is an Owl, named a best children's science book by the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a series of interactive CDs about a character named Daring Deborah. She brings to her writing 15 years of experience as a teacher, writer, and photographer in the education department of the Fort Worth Zoo. She has traveled extensively to observe and photograph wildlife in their natural habitats. A native Texan, she lives in Fort Worth with her husband.

Judy Gitenstein is the editor of Gorillas. She has been a children's book editor for thirty years, having worked at Dell Publishing, Random House, Avon Books, and Bantam Books, where she wasEditorial Director. For the past ten years she has been a freelance editor and writer. She began her collaboration with author Deborah Dennard while editing Deborah's titles for the Smithsonian Institution's series of nature books for children. Among the titles she has edited for NorthWord is Schim Schimmel's The Family of Earth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559718448
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 2/10/2003
  • Series: Our Wild World Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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