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Wolves
     

Wolves

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by Seymour Simon
 

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Wolves are much more than big and bad.

Did you know that wolves...

  • are like dogs: they are loyal, affectionate, and highly intelligent.
  • live in packs - or families - led by the strongest female and male.
  • are friendly with one another: they play games, bring food to one another, and baby-sit one another's cubs.

Here's the real story about

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Wolves are much more than big and bad.

Did you know that wolves...

  • are like dogs: they are loyal, affectionate, and highly intelligent.
  • live in packs - or families - led by the strongest female and male.
  • are friendly with one another: they play games, bring food to one another, and baby-sit one another's cubs.

Here's the real story about this animal of myth and legend, the wolf.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Each page of text is faced with an intimate photograph of wolf behavior, such as a wolf racing through a stream, pups emerging from their den, or a pack circling a moose. The text reviews the life history of this much-maligned creature, stressing their similarity to more beloved predators such as dogs and lions. As usual, Simon presents his subject in a clear, concise manner.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The riveting cover portraits on Seymour Simon's Wolves guarantees that it will not sit on the shelf. The equally compelling content will keep it a long time on the lap. Mr. Simon's photoessay, one of his best, alternates full-page pictures with narrative on the unjustifiably-maligned wolf's physical and social characteristics, its hunting strategies and pup rearing practices. Pair it with Mr. London's The Eyes of Gray Wolf, a sparely worded tale that traces the winter night's progress of a solitary male as it roams the frozen north's forests and ridges in search of food and a mate.
Hazel Rochman
As in "Snakes" (1992) and his other photo-essays about animals, Simon includes dramatic action pictures by several wildlife photographers. Each full-page photo, splendidly reproduced in full color, faces a page of plain text that gives basic information about how wolves live in the natural world, what they look like, how they hunt, how they rear their young, etc. The facts and the glorious photographs support Simon's plea for the animals' conservation. They debunk the big-bad-wolf horror stories without in any way detracting from the fierce beauty of the wolves' wild nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060225346
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Wolves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this amazing book! it was so interesting! it had everything i needed to know about wolves!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago