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Polar Mammals

Polar Mammals

by Larry Dane Brimner
     
 

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Describes such animals as the polar bear, ringed seal, caribou, arctic hare, and wolverine and the ways they have adapted to life in the frigid arctic regions.

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Describes such animals as the polar bear, ringed seal, caribou, arctic hare, and wolverine and the ways they have adapted to life in the frigid arctic regions.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-4Each of these books covers a particular global biome and presents general information and some data on specific members of the widely disparate group of mammals that may inhabit it. Polar Mammals should be titled Arctic Mammals, as the author makes no mention of the seals and whales of the Antarctic. Some of the mammals indexed receive extremely short shrift (wolverines), while others are more fully described (lemmings). Reading the whole gives the impression of a collection of sound bytes that might be more fully enlarged in an encyclopedia article. Mountain Mammals, Temperate Forest Mammals and Tropical Forest Mammals provide longer and more detailed information on fewer animals. This tighter focus makes these titles slightly more useful to children investigating specific animals for reports, or to satisfy personal curiosity. In all of the titles, the authors' constant habit of breaking compound sentences into simple ones by adding a period and capitalizing "And" or "But" is annoying. Still, the series is useful as a broad picture, or as a jumping-off place for further research. The books offered for further reading are current and readable, though some are above the "True Book" level. Colorful additions that may fill a gap.Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516261126
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Scholastic True Book Series
Pages:
47
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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