The Proud Pelican's Secret

The Proud Pelican's Secret

by Rebecca Johnson

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Children's Literature
Mr. Pelican spends all his time grooming himself and does not ever need to go fishing. The other pelicans are interested in discovering his secret so they can spend time grooming as well, instead of catching fish all day long. This story line is a little more far fetched than the others in this series, but it is interesting, nonetheless. The pictures in the book are close-up pictures of the pelicans at work. Early readers will enjoy this book because of the simplicity of the story line and the size of the font. This series, "Animal Storybooks," is crafted to be simple to read and true to life featuring the animals of Australia. The end of the book contains information for adults to read, so they can explain the animal behaviors to children. Readers who enjoy nature and animals will enjoy reading this book about pelicans. Adults will enjoy the book because the children can read it on their own or have it read to them. 2006, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 4 to 8.
—Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These delightful Australian imports blend natural science with stories. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the animals in their natural habitats, the books are sure to circulate heavily. Pelican's Secret is the humorous tale of a bird that seems to spend all his time preening and admiring his feathers when others are searching for food, but is always well fed. When he thinks no one is looking, he flies over to the boats where the fishermen toss him scraps. In Clever Plan, a newly hatched sea turtle faces dangers on her first trip to the sea and comes up with a plan to avoid being eaten. Tree Frog tells of the journey through the forest of a female frog searching for the male that is calling. The author has hit on the right combination of fact and fiction to make these titles winners with students.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Animal Storybooks Series
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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