Whales and Dolphins

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Whales and Dolphins introduces readers to some of the largest and most acrobatic mammals in oceans and seas. Young students will discover the many types of whales and dolphins and learn about their behavior and how they survive in their watery world. Projects include making a dolphin mobile and a whale bookmark.

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Overview

Whales and Dolphins introduces readers to some of the largest and most acrobatic mammals in oceans and seas. Young students will discover the many types of whales and dolphins and learn about their behavior and how they survive in their watery world. Projects include making a dolphin mobile and a whale bookmark.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-These volumes lack focus and barely skim the surface of their topics. In Deserts, two-page chapters cover subjects ranging from rainfall to mammals to recreational activities. Whales also tackles far too much by trying to discuss concepts such as body structure, communication, and migration patterns in a few short paragraphs on a single spread. Text blocks are arranged amid numerous full-color photographs and other illustrations. In Deserts, the type is sometimes hard to read when it appears on background patterns and shading. Unfamiliar words are defined at the bottom of the page on which they appear. Instructions for several craft projects such as a "3-D cactus" and a "Blue whale poster" are appended. Browsers may enjoy the illustrations, but the minimal amount of information and lack of organization limit the books' usefulness. Stick with more coherent titles such as Rebecca L. Johnson's A Walk in the Desert (Carolrhoda, 2001), Wendy Pfeffer's Dolphin Talk (HarperCollins, 2003), and Laurence Pringle's Whales! (Boyds Mills, 2003).-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753464489
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Series: Discover Science Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 829,200
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Harris is a journalist and has worked on a number of children's books including Kingfisher Knowledge: Whales and Dolphins.

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Table of Contents

What are whales and dolphins? 6
All around the world 8
Amazing creatures 10
Ancient whales 12
Built for the sea 14
Coming up for air 16
Filter feeders 18
Clever hunters 20
Underwater senses 22
Sea songs 24
Playing with waves 26
Moving along 28
New lives 30
Social animals 32
Making friends 34
Human dangers 36
Growing knowledge 38
Looking and learning 40
Project 42
Projects 44
Project 46
Index 48
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