Tigers

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Children's Literature - Sarah Raymond
Tigers are beautiful creatures that are not to be messed with. Tigers can weigh up to seven hundred pounds, run thirty-five miles an hour and jump as high as fifteen feet. They are carnivores and although they mostly kill antelope, deer or boar, they have also been known to attack humans. In the Sundarbans, an area in Bangladesh and India, the people living in those areas will wear masks on the back of their heads to confuse tigers and to stop them from attacking. This fact and many other interesting facts are highlighted throughout this particular book in the "Nature's Children" series on tigers. Along with basic information about the tiger, the book focuses on some of the more pressing issues surrounding tigers and their quickly dwindling numbers as they fight to survive mostly from poachers. There are some tigers that have become completely extinct and there are others that are so close to extinction they have never been viewed in the wild but only in zoos. Like the other books in this series, there are numerous fun facts and a glossary to help define the various terms used throughout the book. Some of the pictures are a little gruesome for younger audiences due to the tiger's carnivorous behavior, but overall they are interesting and show a variety of different tigers. Reviewer: Sarah Raymond
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531254844
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Children's Press Nature's Children Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 316,090
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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