Provides an introduction to giraffes describing their physical characteristics, habitat, young, food, predators, and relationship to people.
Children's Literature - Rosa RobertsIn this title from the "Pebble Plus" bilingual series, early English and Spanish readers will discover straightforward facts and details about African animals. The nonfiction series features four different animals: giraffes, elephants, lions, and meerkats. The captivating color photographs will pique beginning bilingual readers. In this selection, the long necked giraffe is presented in twenty pages with large readable text juxtaposed top and bottom. Facts such as the living conditions, unique pattern of spots, blue tongue, and its enemies are presented in a simplistic yet captivating manner for dual language learners. A table of contents, glossary, Internet sites, and an index are included in the book. A world map and a map of Africa are found in the pages about its habitat. A series such as this would be valuable in a school library media center or bilingual classroom, not only will children are able to practice fluency in English and Spanish but also will be engaged with new knowledge about African animals. Reviewer: Rosa Roberts
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