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Orangutans
     

Orangutans

by Janet Riehecky
 

What's that red-haired animal swinging through the rain forest's trees seemingly without a care in the world? It's an orangutan! Aside from all that red hair, these beautiful beasts look almost human, but they're a lot stronger. Learn more about these colorful animals, including how they live, how clever they are, how they're dealing with a shrinking habitat, and

Overview

What's that red-haired animal swinging through the rain forest's trees seemingly without a care in the world? It's an orangutan! Aside from all that red hair, these beautiful beasts look almost human, but they're a lot stronger. Learn more about these colorful animals, including how they live, how clever they are, how they're dealing with a shrinking habitat, and what you can do to help.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Written from a conservationist's point of view, this series is made more impressive by the academic "oomph" of its expert consultants (among them a professor of biology, a zoo curator, and a director at the World Wildlife Fund). Organization and scope are superb. Each title opens with a vivid, interest-grabbing description of its subject and continues with thorough and clearly written chapters on physical traits, habitat, and life cycle; each one concludes with information about why the animal is endangered and how kids can help. New words are defined not only in the glossaries, but also at the bottom of the pages on which they appear-a user-friendly way to help readers without prior knowledge learn essential words such as "poaching," "ecosystem," and "rehabilitation." Well-labeled maps, diagrams, color photos, and sidebars add a wealth of information to each attractive page. The "Read More" and "Internet Sites" recommendations are age-appropriate and current. A stellar set for research or general perusing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429685870
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Endangered and Threatened Animals Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
916,831
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Riehecky is a longtime writer for children. She has worked as a high school English teacher, a college professor, and a children's book editor. Her 24 volume series Dinosaurs! won the Summit Award for Best Children's Nonfiction, presented by the Society of Midland Authors, and her Tasmanian Tiger was a Junior Library Guild selection. Janet loves to collect dinosaur bones. On a dig in western Colorado, she dug up the first bone found of a brand new dinosaur, the Mymoorapelta.

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