Killer Whales

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5- On each chapter spread, a heading poses a simple question about the featured animals or their habitats, and is followed with the answer in a succinct paragraph of large-print text. One, two, or more labeled illustrations appear on each spread-an eclectic mix of sharp color photographs and realistic paintings of representative species, simple anatomical diagrams, and some cross-sections revealing skeletons and/or internal organs. Extended captions have additional information; oval-shaped sidebars offer miscellaneous facts. Some pages are translucent; however, this is only effective in the two sections per title with an "X-Ray Vision" icon. When a specially designed, full-page painting is held up to the light, an animal's internal organs, developing embryos, other animals previously concealed, etc., are visible. While the amount of detail these brief texts can offer on any topic is necessarily limited, the books are clearly written, if loosely organized; much of the information in the captions or sidebars is general rather than specific to the section themes. The series title is more hyperbolic than accurate-while a few of the species discussed are dangerous to humans, the majority pose no threat. Rain Forest , in particular, overuses the word "scary." One section heading, "Are Rain Forests Dark and Scary?" and the caption "Meeting a jaguar in the rain forest would be very scary!" are so inane that they insult readers' intelligence. While the busy, colorful formats have definite browser appeal, there are many better-organized introductions to these animals.-Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531210062
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Scary Creatures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 942,069
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)