How Many Baby Pandas?

How Many Baby Pandas?

by Sandra Markle
     
 

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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

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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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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802797834
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is the best-selling and award-winning Americanauthor of more than five dozen nonfiction projects for young readers.She is a former elementary school science teacher whose books in herpopular Outside and Inside series have earned several starredreviews and many awards. She lives with her husband, photographer SkipJeffery, in New Zealand.

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