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Is A Dolphin A Fish?
     

Is A Dolphin A Fish?

by Melvin Berger, Karen Carr (Illustrator), Gilda Berger
 

From simple questions like "Where do most dolphins live?" to more complex ones like "Are dolphions good parents?" this book delivers easy-to-understand information about dolphins.

Is a dolphin a fish?
No. A dolphin is actually a small whale. And all whales are mammals--just like you.

In this insightful introduction to dolphins, kids will learn that the

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From simple questions like "Where do most dolphins live?" to more complex ones like "Are dolphions good parents?" this book delivers easy-to-understand information about dolphins.

Is a dolphin a fish?
No. A dolphin is actually a small whale. And all whales are mammals--just like you.

In this insightful introduction to dolphins, kids will learn that the dolphin's ancestors probably lived on land, that these creatures have built-in air conditioning systems, and that they breath only once or twice a minute!

The Bergers explain key science concepts relating to these animals, and even explore the reasons they are endangered, and what is being done to protect them from further harm.

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Children's Literature
The Bergers are dolphin enthusiasts who enjoy reading, hearing about, and visiting dolphins. They are also dolphin protectors who have worked with others to help stop these mammals from drowning in fishing nets used for catching tuna. Here, the authors address the life cycle, habitat, physical characteristics, and communication of dolphins. They also cover people's relationships with dolphins (including rescues of humans by dolphins) and initiatives to protect the mammals. Information is divided into three chapters entitled, ''The World of Dolphins,'' ''Dolphins at Sea,'' and ''The Life of Dolphins.'' The question-and-answer format allows children to pick up the book, flip to any page of the book and start reading. The 74 questions presented here appear in large, purple text while the answers appear in smaller black text. An index simplifies tracking down information. Color drawings introduce readers to more than 15 varieties of dolphins. The names of the featured dolphins appear in small, white text that subtly accompanies the illustrations. This title is ideal for conducting preliminary research for projects and for use with reluctant readers, especially those who are animal lovers. 2001, Scholastic,
— Carol-Ann Hoyte

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439266673
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Series:
Scholastic Question and Answer Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
IG740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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