High, Higher, Highest: Animals That Go to Great Heights

High, Higher, Highest: Animals That Go to Great Heights

by Michael Dahl, Brian Jensen
     
 

Describes some animals that live in high places, and who fly, climb, and soar to extreme heights. Some of the animals shown include the howler monkey, the snow leopard, and the griffin vulture.  See more details below

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Describes some animals that live in high places, and who fly, climb, and soar to extreme heights. Some of the animals shown include the howler monkey, the snow leopard, and the griffin vulture.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Animals in this nonfiction text are compared as to which one lives or travels at the highest elevation. As the author introduces a new animal, a numbered line on the right-hand side of the page shows the higher level compared to the previous animal's elevation. It starts out with the acorn woodpecker tapping into trees at 25 feet and continues with such animals as the howler monkey, snow leopard, bar-headed goose and many more. Each page includes not only the height at which they travel but where they are located; for example, the alpine grasshopper feeds in the meadows in the Rocky Mountains. Included at the back of the book is a list of the animals with some facts about each one and a glossary for the more technical terms. Jensen's detailed pastel drawings of each animal make it easier for children to identify the creatures. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 9.
—Angela Olkey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404810167
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Animal Extremes Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

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