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by Anita Ganeri

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This book follows a Meerkat through its day as it sleeps, eats, and moves in its desert habitat.


This book follows a Meerkat through its day as it sleeps, eats, and moves in its desert habitat.

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Children's Literature - Susan Borges
Everything about this attractive nonfiction text featuring meerkats will appeal to young readers. The heading for every page is a question which is written in bold print, such as 'What Do Meerkats Do During The Day?' and 'Where Are Baby Meerkats Born?' These questions are cleverly designed to pull the reader in and create enthusiasm for reading the informational text of each page. Accompanying the well written text on each two page spread—which answers each heading question—are two high gloss, up-close photographs which provide important visual information that match and extend the meaning. In addition, on the final page of the text, there is a wonderful full body photograph of a meerkat that is entitled 'Meerkat Body Map' and it includes labels for all of the meerkat body parts. The interesting factual text is straightforward and the detailed photographs are immensely supportive of the attractive nonfiction for young readers, making it easy and enjoyable to learn new and exciting information about the meerkat. Key vocabulary words such as predator are highlighted to signify their importance, and definitions for each of these important vocabulary words can be found in the glossary. After experiencing the pleasure of nonfiction reading while reading about meerkats, young readers will be eager to read the other books in this wonderful new series "A Day in the Life: Desert Animals" so that they can learn more about other interesting creatures who live in the desert. Reviewer: Susan Borges

Product Details

Publication date:
A Day in the Life: Desert Animals Series
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
NC660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.

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