Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories (DK Readers Level 3 Series)

Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories (DK Readers Level 3 Series)

by Deborah Chancellor
     
 

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Hunter or hunted? How much longer will these magnificent beasts prowl the plant? Learn all about tigers and why they're being threatened into extinction in this Level 3 DK Reader.

Packed with full-color photographs, lively illustrations, and engaging, age-appropriate stories to introduce young children to a life-long love of reading. These amazing stories

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Hunter or hunted? How much longer will these magnificent beasts prowl the plant? Learn all about tigers and why they're being threatened into extinction in this Level 3 DK Reader.

Packed with full-color photographs, lively illustrations, and engaging, age-appropriate stories to introduce young children to a life-long love of reading. These amazing stories are guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills. Perfect for reading together!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Following a dramatic warning about the threat of extinction, facts about tigers are presented to show the reduction in numbers that has occurred over the last one hundred years. The story tells how deliberate death by a large vehicle is followed by the scavenging of every part of the animal's body. The money gained from selling those parts to the medical trade in China is the main motivation for the poaching of these endangered animals. This is happening throughout Asia. Photographs add truth and reality to the sad story and tell what some groups are doing about it. Boxed text gives details of the nature of these big cats as well as some true stories of their interaction with people in the past. This "Eyewitness Reader" is intended for grades two and three. There is a table of contents, a glossary and an index. This is fascinating and involving material for this age group. 2000, DK Publishing, Ages 7 to 9, $12.95 and $3.95. Reviewer: Margarette Reid
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Six sections deal with real incidents that illustrate the clash between big cats and humans in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is also a chapter on the beast of Exmoor, an animal thought to be an escaped puma that attacks farm animals in southwest England. Much of the book indicates how poaching and territorial encroachment are diminishing lion and tiger populations. Big cats are shown attacking humans when they are incapable of hunting more challenging prey. Some basic facts are supplied, but there is not enough information for general reports. The artwork includes many large, color photos and some watercolors. Illustrated sidebars feature basic vocabulary or people involved with big-cat ecology. Michael Bright's Tiger (Watts, 1989; o.p.) has a good section on preserving tigers and offers more substantive, better-organized information on the animal's life cycle. Chancellor's book is an additional purchase for libraries needing more beginning readers on endangered species.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781465407344
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Series:
DK Readers Level 3 Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,027,201
File size:
27 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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