River and Lake Life

Overview

Almost three-quarters of our planet is covered by water, and these watery worlds are home to an amazing variety of plant and animal life.

Only three percent of the Earth's water is fresh, but this freshwater is vital to life on Earth. Rivers and lakes are home to many different animals and plants, from tiny insects to fast-swimming salmon, as well as mammals such as beavers and otters and reptiles such as turtles and snakes.

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Overview

Almost three-quarters of our planet is covered by water, and these watery worlds are home to an amazing variety of plant and animal life.

Only three percent of the Earth's water is fresh, but this freshwater is vital to life on Earth. Rivers and lakes are home to many different animals and plants, from tiny insects to fast-swimming salmon, as well as mammals such as beavers and otters and reptiles such as turtles and snakes.

With vivid photographs and clear text, River and Lake Life is a fascinating introduction to this important environment.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
Under the calm flowing freshwater rivers lives one of the fiercest predators called the red-bellied piranha as well as the carp, which takes the title of the smallest fish. Another "watch-out" fact involves how looking for crabs also takes the fisherman to the cleanest water because that is where they thrive. Do not forget about the frogs, turtle, insects, and bird life that flourish along the river beds. The breakup of text segments divides the information into colorful facts while the photos provide the realistic habitats of the animals found along lakes and rivers. Page 28 continues the story with more river and lake facts that should whet any young adventurer's appetite for more. To develop a better understanding of the bold-faced vocabulary words check out the glossary at the back of the book. This book belongs in any library where young readers want to learn more about wild life found along rivers including the Nile and Amazon. Sometimes, the format—using geometric shapes—comes across as distracting. This book is part of the "Watery Worlds" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599205069
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Watery Worlds Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Life in Rivers and Lakes 4

River Fish 6

A Salmon's Journey 8

Nests and Babies 10

Crabs and Other Creatures 12

Water Insects 14

Frogs and Newts 16

Water Birds 18

Turtles 20

River Reptiles 22

Beavers 24

Freshwater Plants 26

World Rivers and Lakes 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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