Whose House Is This?

Whose House Is This?

by Wayne Lynch
     
 

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Fourteen close up photographs showing where animals live. Each is introduced by showing a photo highlighting one feature and some clues. Then the complete house is pictured along with more facts.

About the series Whose? Animals: Author and photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the world of wild animals.

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Fourteen close up photographs showing where animals live. Each is introduced by showing a photo highlighting one feature and some clues. Then the complete house is pictured along with more facts.

About the series Whose? Animals: Author and photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the world of wild animals.

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Children's Literature
Whose House is This? is part of the "Name that Animal!" series. The book is set up as a guessing game. On one page the author has a picture about a house and gives clues as to what animal might live there. Then, the reader turns the page to learn "whose house is this?" The idea for this book is very good; however, the animals specifically chosen by the author set up a reader for failure. For example, at one point the book talks about an animal that lives "high in the mountains" among "a pile of rocks" and has a coat of "woolly fur." A reader might first guess that the photograph depicts the home of a Rocky Mountain Goat because they make their home "on steep mountain sides". However, the vague clues are meant to depict the home of the Viscacha, an animal that looks like a rabbit but in truth is related to the woodchuck. Basically, the idea for the book is brilliant—to get a reader to think about what type of animals could live where; however, the use of obscure animals and/or the use of vague clues and simple text set the reader up to fail at guessing correctly. Peaceful Moments in the Wild: Animals and their Homes edited by Stephanie Maze might be a better choice for readers who want to see the homes of more familiar animals. 2003 (orig. 1999), Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551108612
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Whose.? Animal
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
210,594
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Wayne Lynch is the author of award-winning books and television documentaries, a popular guest lecturer, and a well-known and widely published professional wildlife photographer. His children's books include Penguins! and Bears, Bears, Bears; his books for adults include Owls of the United States and Canada and Penguins of the World.

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