Rabbits, Pikas and Hares

Rabbits, Pikas and Hares

by Sara Swan Miller, Pimente, Pedro Julio Gonzalez, Stephen Savage

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Children's Literature
This book from the "Animals in Order" series presents well-organized information on the lagamorph order of animals, and some specific members of the group. The photographs are quite nice, and include more than a dozen examples of these animals, with easy-to-read text. The sections in the book that address animal classification, while nicely illustrated, are a bit over the heads of the age group, and beg the question of why the concepts are presented at all. While a child in upper elementary grades will likely be introduced to the idea of animal kingdoms, it is unlikely that phyla, classes, orders, genera and species will be touched on at all. If a student is doing a report on rabbits, hares or pikas, though, this book will give them some good information. Fun facts are also thrown in, such as the genesis of the phrase, "mad as a March hare," which comes from the odd behavior of the male hare during mating season. Glossary, additional reading list, index and Web sites at the end are all very useful. 2002, Franklin Watts/Scholastic,
— Jane Harrington

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Animals in Order Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
IG830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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