The World of Wild Animals: An Early Encyclopedia for Beginning Readers

The World of Wild Animals: An Early Encyclopedia for Beginning Readers

by Sterling Publishing
     
 

Where do gorillas sleep? How far can a kangaroo jump? Why do lions roar? What do elephants use their trunks for? Are foxes very clever? Children who love animals (and is there any youngster who doesn't?) will delight in finding the answers to these and other fun questions—as well as in looking at photos of their favorite creatures. They'll see a killer whale…  See more details below

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Where do gorillas sleep? How far can a kangaroo jump? Why do lions roar? What do elephants use their trunks for? Are foxes very clever? Children who love animals (and is there any youngster who doesn't?) will delight in finding the answers to these and other fun questions—as well as in looking at photos of their favorite creatures. They'll see a killer whale floating across calm waters and a dolphin leaping high, brown grizzlies and snowy white polar bears, a wild cat that resembles a pet kitty, fierce leopards, tall giraffes, a horned rhinoceros, soaring eagles, and other appealing, intriguing wildlife favorites. 7 1/2 X 9 3/8. all in color

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-These books follow a basic and simple format. Each entry has a large color photo and a few lines of text. The first title introduces 11 farm animals in random order, depicting adults and their young; and the second book includes 22 wild creatures. Three to six sentences per animal give limited information, usually including its size, food, and habitat. Although the texts are spare, the sentence structure and vocabulary are not suited to beginning readers. For example: "The five types of rhinoceros (two in Africa and three in Asia) were hunted for their horns; therefore, they are now very rare." Some of the statements are generalized to the point of misinformation. "Every farm has a watchdog or a herding dog" and "There are always a few cats around a farm" give false impressions. The color photographs, which fill the top two-thirds of each page, are clear and useful representations of the animals, but they are not specifically named. For example, the text mentions the North American sea eagle and the bald eagle, but a golden eagle is pictured and not identified as such. While these titles are attractive at first glance, they are unnecessary purchases.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806984520
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Drake Home Craftsman Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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