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What on Earth Is a Quokka?
     

What on Earth Is a Quokka?

by Jenny Tesar, Bruce S. Glassman (Editor), Edward Ricciuti
 

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Give up? It's a little kangaroo-like animal that lives in Australia. This latest addition to the "Unusual Animal Series" answers questions about the friendly little marsupial's appearance, habitat, diet, reproduction, and survival. The colorful photographs, informative text, and clear writing style combine to create a delightful package. One minor regret: the author waited until the glossary to provide much needed animal name pronunciation assistance. (To reduce your frustration, it's Kwa•ka.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-4One of a burgeoning series on odd or oddly named critters that have been neglected or given short segments in other books. Heavily illustrated with large, full-color photos, this slender volume offers a habitat location map and a bibliography of further readings of mixed quality. The brief text is simply written and provides information on quokka appearance, habitat, food, reproduction, and survival tactics. (Oh yes, a quokka is a cat-sized marsupial in the kangaroo family, native to a couple of islands and a small mainland area of southwest Australia.) One carpthe text assures readers that "like all other kangaroos, it [the quokka] is native to Australia." Not so. Several genera of Macropodidae (kangaroos and wallabies) make their homes in New Guinea and some of its surrounding islands.Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567111040
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
What on Earth Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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