How Many Baby Pandas?

How Many Baby Pandas?

by Sandra Markle


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ISBN-13: 9780802722478
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sandra Markle is the best-selling and award-winning Americanauthor of more than five dozen nonfiction projects for young readers.She is a former elementary school science teacher whose books in herpopular Outside and Inside series have earned several starredreviews and many awards. She lives with her husband, photographer SkipJeffery, in New Zealand.

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How Many Baby Pandas? 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
misscopaneca on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Sandra Markle's photographs of the baby pandas at the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center are definitely the strong point of this book. I could see using this book as a resource in an animal unit for intermediate primary students. And for panda lovers of any age, this is a must-read!
ShellyCBuchanan on LibraryThing 25 days ago
A counting book and animal science book in one, this work details the basic facts of a young pandas life. Coupling fantastic photographs with specific and astounding facts about pandas, Markle has accomplished a fine work of nonfiction, including up-to-date information about the current state of the panda population and the sites and people involved in increasing their numbers. I cannot recommend this book enough and plan to purchase it for my school library. No doubt, it will inspire students to learn more and maybe even get involved in the quest to bring pandas back from the edge of extinction.
hollyjohnston2 on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book has wonderful pictures and is a great counting book. I think the pictures will draw children into wanting to read this book. So while counting and looking at adorable pictures, children will be educated with facts about pandas. They will learn about pandas from their birth in captivity until they are ready for release into forests. At least that is the goal of zoos and specail breading centers. Chidren will love to follow along with the life of a panada as they count and learn about this endangered species.
shillson on LibraryThing 25 days ago
How Many Baby Pandas? is a counting book for numbers 1-8 interspersed with information about the life of a panda in a nature reserve. Each spread asks a question about how many baby pandas are performing a certain activity in each of the photographs. Factual information about the stages of a panda's life appears between each spread. In some cases, all of the pandas are hard to identify but the text gives away how many pandas appear in the picture. The book concludes with a reminder that pandas endangered in the wild. Cool facts and a glossary are attached at the end, as well as information on the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center where the pictures of the pandas were taken. Additional, books and online resources are included too. This books greatest appeal are the pictures of the baby pandas. The information about a panda's life in captivity is also interesting but why the counting aspect ends at 8 is unclear when there are pictures at the beginning and the end of 16 baby pandas. Some of the excitement of determining how many pandas are in the picture is taken away because the number is presented in large print. This book is better suited for a lesson on baby panda's than counting. Suggested grade level: K-3
juju1220 on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is a factual book about Pandas from birth. Each of the stages starts out with a number answering a question. For example, how many baby pandas are eating- following with a number five displayed in red. I believe that this book was created for younger readers that could learn a lot of new information and comprehend it easily. I enjoyed the numerous photos taken that showed the developmental stages of the Panda bears. Great for students learning about animals from grades first and up.
derbygirl on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I wanted to review this book because it is one of the most checked out non fiction books at the moment in my library. I wanted to see why the children love it so much.The book is well structured in that the number of pandas in the vibrant photographs coordinate with the page number. In that respect the book not only informs about pandas, but also counting. The author establishes thisadditional information without overwhelming the reader in the presented visual style. The photos are accompanied with easy to read interesting and informative text about baby pandas and their mamas( and we all know kids love stories about babies and their mamas) as well as their struggle to continue to thrive as a species. The book would also easily lend itself to a read aloud. Each number is presented with a question to answer. For example, "how many pandas are chewing bamboo?" The children invariable see the large number printed on the page corner coordinated with the number of pandas in the photo and yell out the answer. The pictures are charming and colorful. The newborn panda on the first page is so cute you could just imagine cuddling it and nursing it yourself!I like that in addition to the "cute" photos, children are made aware of the necessity to care about their environment through conservation and research efforts on a level that they can understand. The last two pages has a glossary/index, maps, an author's note and links to websites and other books to explore opening a path for further education on pandas.
nileriver More than 1 year ago
This book was really cute and very interesting if you are an animal lover . It follows eight cute little panda babies on their adventure in captivity , and prepare them when they get older for breeding at China Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research center . I love this book so much and encourage children to read it and look at the pictures the are so interesting and adorable . Highly recommend !
Rose_P More than 1 year ago
How Many Baby Pandas? is the perfect tool for an interdisciplinary lesson in the classroom. Sandra Markle uses these cute baby pandas to teach young children how to count. At the same time they get a look into the special world of an animal that most of them have probably never seen before, and the research center that gives them a home until they are strong enough to be released into the wild. Through this book the children also get to see how the baby pandas live and grow. Not only is this book a great educational opportunity for students and teachers alike, but the intimate photographs make this a loving addition to any classroom library. (Designed for grades K-3)
moni78 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I had the pleasure of sharing it with my 8 year old daughter. She enjoyed the pictures and the information shared for the pandas throughout the literature. This is not only a great counting book for young children it is a great picture book in my opinion. At the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center, we are taken on the journey of these pandas lives, it was very interesting with facts even I as an adult was unaware of. I highly recommend this book.
Tara3 More than 1 year ago
This book is an Orbis Pictus award Book. How Many Baby Panda's was such a fun and informational read. I loved all the baby Panda pictures and all the great information given on the Pandas, that located at the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center. The book takes you on a journey of a baby panda's life stages, what their obstacles are and their routines. At the end of the is book is all sorts of information on the Breeding Center, it has an Author's note, Digging Deeper, and where Giant Pandas live. The information can be used as an educational tool and this can help children understand how many panda's there were and how many there are now in the current population and why do they need a breeding center in the first place. I would recommend this book for all ages and it can be used in many different ways for many different reasons. This was a great read, loved it.