Safari in South Africa (Adventures of Riley Series)

Safari in South Africa (Adventures of Riley Series)

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by Amanda Lumry, Laura Hurwitz
     
 

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Follow Riley as he joins his uncle Max, a world-renowned biologist, his aunt Martha, and his cousin Alice, on an incredible South African safari. Their mission is to study baby wild animals and predator/prey relationships. Accompanied by local guides, they encounter cheetahs, lions, elephants, wild dogs, baboons, giraffes, and a rare black rhino.

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Follow Riley as he joins his uncle Max, a world-renowned biologist, his aunt Martha, and his cousin Alice, on an incredible South African safari. Their mission is to study baby wild animals and predator/prey relationships. Accompanied by local guides, they encounter cheetahs, lions, elephants, wild dogs, baboons, giraffes, and a rare black rhino.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
A mixture of realistic photos and brightly colored illustrations fill the pages of this picture book, part of the "Adventures of Riley" series. Riley is off on a South African Safari with his Uncle Max, a famous conservation biologist, his Aunt Martha, and cousin Alice. Each two-page spread features a boxed scientific fact from a different scientist next to the story's action. For example, Dr. Richard W. Thorington, Jr., Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian Institution, provides information about baboons, while the characters ride past drawn and photographed baboons in high trees next to the fact box. Tips on proper safari etiquette, as well as information about leopards, lions, and pet safety, are found in these fact boxes. Readers four to six years old will enjoy following Riley's safari story; however, it may be a bit long for most. Older readers may take the time to read the scientific fact boxes and enjoy the "Glossary" and compass drawings. The book includes a "Riley's World Passport" to encourage readers to visit an educational web site. Part of the "Adventures of Riley" series.
School Library Journal

Gr 1-4

Combining whimsical cartoons and striking photographs of animals in the bush, this title is a marvelous intermingling of adventure and science. Riley embarks on a trip with his cousin, aunt, and his Uncle Max, a conservation biologist. They track indigenous animals, learning important conservation lessons along the way. Boxes presenting significant facts about the animals appear next to their photographs. Future expeditions are promised-the story ends with the boy receiving a letter from his Uncle Max, inviting him on another trip. A kid-friendly and expansive Web site provides activities chronicling Riley's adventures. In a crowded field, this is a standout title that will appeal to teachers and students alike.-Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545068260
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Adventures Of Riley Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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