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Contributor(s): Gish, Melissa
ISBN: 1608187055     ISBN-13: 9781608187058
Publisher: Creative Educ
    OUR PRICE: $41.35  
Product Type: Library
Published: July 2016
Annotation: Looks at manatees, describing their habitats, physical characteristics such as their unique respiratory system, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their protected status in the world today.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Manatees; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Marine Life
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Endangered
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
Dewey: 599.55
LCCN: 2015026824
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Living Wild
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 9.75" W x 0.50" (1.17 lbs) 46 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 186396
Reading Level: 7.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Eye-catching close-up photographs enliven these informative texts, focusing on one animal per volume. Appearance, habitat, diet, behavior, conservation efforts, and presence in human culture are all addressed in great detail, while sidebars provide additional information. Although lengthy chapters and the absence of a table of contents make quick reference difficult, thorough indexing helps mitigate this drawback. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Living Wild titles: Armadillos, Foxes, Manatees, Sloths, and Snow Leopards.] Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 February)

Gr 3–5—Readers are introduced to a variety of animals through large, crystal clear photographs and atmospheric text ("It is just before sunrise on India's Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau. A corsac fox silently descends a grassy slope."). The coverage is comprehensive but accessible. Each volume ends with an "Animal Tales" spread that retells a folktale or myth surrounding the topic creature. However, the majority of the works cited in the bibliography of each title are not geared toward the intended audience of the set, making this ideal for browsers rather than report writers.

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