How Many Baby Pandas?

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Irresistible and informative, this photo-essay from Sandra Markle features sixteen baby pandas that were born into captivity in China's Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. With the help of these devoted scientists, all sixteen received the food and care they needed to survive. Using basic addition and counting with numbers 1 to 8 Markle tells the story of these remarkable-and numerous-baby pandas as they grow and play together.

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Overview

Irresistible and informative, this photo-essay from Sandra Markle features sixteen baby pandas that were born into captivity in China's Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. With the help of these devoted scientists, all sixteen received the food and care they needed to survive. Using basic addition and counting with numbers 1 to 8 Markle tells the story of these remarkable-and numerous-baby pandas as they grow and play together.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 4

Large, beautiful close-up photos taken in the Woolong Giant Panda Breeding Center in China show these animals from birth to the age of two. Each picture is clear and well composed, making it easy for children to count the pandas. A map of the historical and current panda habitat is included. Books and Web sites are recommended as well as associations that are working to save the species. Compared to many panda books available, the photos here are exceptional. This book will be constantly in demand as a counting book and for information about this popular animal.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

Kirkus Reviews
Science writer Markle gives readers a peek into the growth and development of baby giant pandas from birth to about one year of age. With the counting premise of the title and the amazing photographs taken at China's Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center (in 2005, 16 panda cubs were raised there), the focus is truly on the images. Young readers may be surprised by the appearance of a newborn panda cub, with its six-inch body, pink skin and tightly shut eyes. With each page turn, the pandas grow a little bigger and are able to do more things, many of them things that human babies do too. In the course of learning about baby pandas, young readers count from one to eight, the numeral and word accompanying each picture. The final picture asks, "How many baby pandas live wild and free?" bringing Markle's conservation message to the forefront. A final spread includes more facts, a glossary/index, information about the Wolong Center, a map of the panda's habitat and a list of sources for further information. A solid introduction to an endangered species. (Informational picture book. 3-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802722478
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,387,310
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is the best-selling and award-winning American author of more than five dozen nonfiction projects for young readers.

She is a former elementary school science teacher whose books in her popular Outside and Inside series have earned several starred reviews and many awards. She lives with her husband, photographer Skip

Jeffery, in New Zealand.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    Pandas Galore !!!

    This book was really cute and very interesting if you are an animal lover . It follows eight cute little panda babies on their adventure in captivity , and prepare them when they get older for breeding at China Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research center . I love this book so much and encourage children to read it and look at the pictures the are so interesting and adorable . Highly recommend !

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  • Posted November 24, 2010

    "Cute and Cuddly Counting Help"

    How Many Baby Pandas? is the perfect tool for an interdisciplinary lesson in the classroom. Sandra Markle uses these cute baby pandas to teach young children how to count. At the same time they get a look into the special world of an animal that most of them have probably never seen before, and the research center that gives them a home until they are strong enough to be released into the wild. Through this book the children also get to see how the baby pandas live and grow. Not only is this book a great educational opportunity for students and teachers alike, but the intimate photographs make this a loving addition to any classroom library. (Designed for grades K-3)

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  • Posted November 24, 2010

    Great book to share with a child...

    I loved this book, I had the pleasure of sharing it with my 8 year old daughter. She enjoyed the pictures and the information shared for the pandas throughout the literature. This is not only a great counting book for young children it is a great picture book in my opinion. At the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center, we are taken on the journey of these pandas lives, it was very interesting with facts even I as an adult was unaware of. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Very Information, educational, and fun!

    This book is an Orbis Pictus award Book. How Many Baby Panda's was such a fun and informational read. I loved all the baby Panda pictures and all the great information given on the Pandas, that located at the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center. The book takes you on a journey of a baby panda's life stages, what their obstacles are and their routines. At the end of the is book is all sorts of information on the Breeding Center, it has an Author's note, Digging Deeper, and where Giant Pandas live. The information can be used as an educational tool and this can help children understand how many panda's there were and how many there are now in the current population and why do they need a breeding center in the first place. I would recommend this book for all ages and it can be used in many different ways for many different reasons. This was a great read, loved it.

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