K - Gr 4 - These eye-pleasing titles are leveled for easy use with popular reading programs. Written from the perspective of the subject animal, each book reads like an autobiographical account of its life. Basic information pertaining to size, physical appearance, risk for endangerment, etc., is presented in an easy-to-understand text. Interesting facts make up much of the content. Ella tells readers that her trunk is "very strong and flexible. It has more than 150,000 muscles. I can use it as an arm, nose, or hand." Lisa explains that lions "sleep for most of the day. When we wake up, we stretch every muscle." The rhino says about his poor eyesight, "We might charge at trees or rocks, thinking they are enemies!" Timba informs readers that one way tigers communicate is by making faces when they smell other tigers: "We lift back our head, open our mouth, and wrinkle our nose." Full-color, quality photographs make up much of each spread and complement the facts presented. Back matter includes a page of facts and a map showing where the animal lives in the wild. Appealing introductions.-Cathie Bashaw Morton, Millbrook Central School District, NYCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Timba the Tigerby Jan Latta
It's time for a rip-roaring adventure with animals as tour guides! Six intriguing animals take young readers on a tour of their homes and habitats, talk about their families, and describe what daily life is like for a wild animal.
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