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Beavers
     

Beavers

by Diane Swanson
 

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The world of beavers is a world of teeth -- four amazing front teeth that are constantly growing. Strong as chisels, the teeth allow beavers to eat bark, twigs, and leaves. The teeth are even strong enough to chomp through a thick tree trunk -- no saws required!

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The world of beavers is a world of teeth -- four amazing front teeth that are constantly growing. Strong as chisels, the teeth allow beavers to eat bark, twigs, and leaves. The teeth are even strong enough to chomp through a thick tree trunk -- no saws required!

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Children's Literature
Each book in the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series describes the animal in terms of wonder at what it can do and how it functions in its environment. Short chapters tell where the animals can be found, what they eat, how they communicate, what babies are like, and how they spend time. Placed in the rodent family along with mice, squirrels, and porcupines, the beaver is its largest member. But a sidebar suggests that prehistoric beavers may have grown as large as 8 feet. While much is made of the beaver's strong teeth, no picture reveals its usually yellowed and long gnawers, which children will miss. While the well-captioned photographs are adequate, they miss some of the interesting visuals the text creates, such as a beaver using its tail for balance while it gnaws down a tree. No photos show a beaver at work taking down a tree but instead show them toting branches through the water only. A report writer would easily locate habitats and other relevant features, given the functional index and glossary of this 32-page book. Interesting sidebars further the content in this otherwise reader-friendly and well-organized text. 2003 (orig. 1999), Gareth Stevens,
— Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551108537
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Welcome to the World of Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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