What Is a Herbivore?

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Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
What do termites, koalas, and green sea turtles have in common? They are herbivores, creatures that eat plants, leaves, flowers, pollen, nectar, seeds, bark, and/or wood. Author Bobbie Kalman takes young scientists on a wild animal adventure in this introduction to the concept of plant-eating animals. Divided by the types of plant materials they eat, herbivores ranging from the well known elephant to the less familiar rock hyrax appear in engaging full color photographs and illustrations. Herbivores are shown in a variety of habitats, which adds another layer of information to the topic. Special vocabulary words, some of which are defined within the text and others in the glossary, are highlighted with boldface type. A basic explanation of the sun's energy and how plants capture it for their use and that of herbivores, a brief discussion about the food chain, and a mention of vegetarianism complete the book. A table of contents, an activity, a glossary, and an index are included. This thorough and well-developed concept book would be a great teaching tool for kindergarten and early elementary classrooms. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778732754
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Big Science Ideas Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,408,611
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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