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Animals: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and Other Animals
Contributor(s): Levine, Shar, Johnstone, Leslie
ISBN: 0778753867     ISBN-13: 9780778753865
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co
    OUR PRICE: $11.94  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2010
Annotation: Looks at the animal kingdom, providing information and examples of species from the major phyla and classes, as well as case histories of newly discovered endangered species.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Animals; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals
Dewey: 590.1/2
LCCN: 2009051341
Lexile Measure: 1090
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: A Class of Their Own
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.45 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 136033
Reading Level: 7.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 April)

Gr 6-8–More accurately titled "A Kingdom of Their Own," this series devotes a volume to each of the five life-form kingdoms. Rather than trying for comprehensive surveys–an impossible enterprise–the authors present in some detail both shared characteristics and, using carefully selected examples, the remarkable range of forms, internal structures, habitats and habits of each group's denizens. Lively section headings ("Pilobolus kleinii: A Dung Fungus Squirt Gun") and notes on uncommon achievements, such as the ability of the giant Pacific octopus to open jars and even pill containers, lighten the substantial load of biological terminology. Illustrated with a plethora of close-up color photos and microphotos, and closing with annotated lists of recommended Web sites, these volumes capture the remarkable diversity of life while providing meaty introductions for serious students of natural history.

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