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Safari
     

Safari

by Robert Bateman, Rick Archbold
 

SAFARI Come face to face with a lion stalking its prey. Watch as a family of elephants cools off at a watering hole. Dodge a galloping herd of giraffes. Artist and naturalist Robert Bateman is the perfect guide for an unforgettable African adventure. Along with his splendid paintings, he offers real-life stories of meeting animals in the wild plus a

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SAFARI Come face to face with a lion stalking its prey. Watch as a family of elephants cools off at a watering hole. Dodge a galloping herd of giraffes. Artist and naturalist Robert Bateman is the perfect guide for an unforgettable African adventure. Along with his splendid paintings, he offers real-life stories of meeting animals in the wild plus a host of fascinating facts abut these amazing creatures.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Partridge
Robert Bateman, a Canadian naturalist and painter, has been to Africa on frequent visits and safaris, and is well acquainted with many of the fascinating animals there. Elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, wildebeests, lions, and zebras are portrayed with very beautiful paintings of the animals in their natural habitats. These are accompanied by thoughtful descriptions and points of interest, including an inset for each with vital statistics such as height, weight, and food. Bateman is an incredible artist and an engaging storyteller. His great love of Africa is evident. Clearly written and visually pleasing, this book would make a lovely addition to a science bookshelf in any elementary classroom.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-The book invites readers on an African safari to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats. Each two-to-four-page section focuses on one or two animals including the elephant, leopard, wildebeest, and zebra. Bateman shares his experiences with and impressions of each creature in the wild. Additional information such as habitat, size, range, and food is provided in inset boxes. However, the real focus here and the most outstanding feature is the artwork. At least one full page per spread is devoted to Bateman's spectacular oil paintings that are photographic in detail and perfectly capture the essence and beauty of their subjects. These illustrations combined with the text create a sort of travel diary that clearly conveys the artist's love of wildlife. An endnote emphasizes the importance of conservation. Those seeking information for reports will need to look elsewhere, but for all others this is an eye-catching, entrancing journey.-Arwen Marshall, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316082655
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.28(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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