Photographs and text introduce the characteristics and behavior of puffins and their habitat on the ocean in cold, northern areas.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
"Polar Animals" is an attractive series designed to bring specific natural history information to early readers and listeners. (Though the publisher claims that kids will learn about "the need to protect the fragile habitat of polar animals," this concept is not pursued.) Each book contains four chapters: a brief definition of the animal, a range map, a survey of distinctive body parts, and descriptions of the animal's characteristic actions. Simple, informative text in large print is presented opposite well-chosen color photographs, sure to get second looks or more. In this title puffins, with their painted beaks and orange feet, pose, sail, dive, and fly as they show off their cliff colonies, underwater prowess, and fishing successes. The slim square books are a handy size for readers on their own, while the eye-catching illustrations are large enough for read-alouds with a small group. After encountering these unusual birds, readers will surely want to know more. Unfortunately, only two other books are listed and, as usual with this publisher, a Facthound web site code proves disappointing. For a really super site, do not miss brucemcmilllan.com where kids can click on "Puffins" for information galore, pictures, a film clip, puffin puzzles, kids-made pages, and an extensive list of other puffin sites ignored by Facthound. McMillan's book, Night of the Pufflings (Houghton Mifflin, 1995) and Gail Gibbons's The Puffins are Back (HarperCollins, 1991) would be other fascinating follow-ups. Included for more advanced readers are a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736842440
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Cross-Sections Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 972,718
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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