Spectacular Animal Towns
From giant anthills and complex beehives to the vast network of underground tunnels and nests dug by prairie dogs, many animals build towns that rival human cities in size and scope. Come tour these fascinating places and learn how different animals work together to create and maintain their thriving communities. Each book in this series contains an exciting narrative story coupled with extraordinary photos.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Series||Spectacular Animal Towns|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
- 2011 Teachers' Choice Award
Library Media Connection Review for Spectacular Animal Towns
Animals in their habitats—this is a topic interesting to young readers and one with a strong curricular connection. This series includes a variety of animals including insects, mammals, and ocean life, and each title describes the unique homes of the featured animal. Stunning photos depict the habitat and there are many interesting shots of the animals. Factoids are included throughout which provide additional information about the habitat and other animals and plants that live there. The Coral Reef differs from the other titles because of the variety of animal life in the reef itself; this variety is described and detailed well. Readers can learn more about the topic from the book, and then explore websites and other books. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Recommended.
The Horn Book Guide Review for Spectacular Animal Towns
These volumes provide informative looks at the title animals. While focusing on the creatures’ habitats and homes, the texts also provide decent overviews of what makes each animal unique and interesting. The information is selective, but there are enough facts to fulfill basic report requirements. Photographs and maps will hold readers’ interest.
NSTA Recommends Spectacular Animal Towns
The vibrant photography is captivating and will entice the most reluctant reader to turn the page. This is a good reference for lessons on behavior and adaptations.
School Library Journal Review for Spectacular Animal Towns
This delightful series highlights the habitats of a variety of creatures, from tiny one-celled corals to bats, beavers, and prairie dogs. Through excellent photographs, high-interest texts, sidebars, maps, and other material, children learn about both the animals and their habitats. The species are shown not only within their own kind, but also in relation to those that share the habitat. For example, coral reefs are discussed in terms of the individual corals that make up the organism, and in relation to other animals that inhabit it and environmental situations that benefit or threaten it. Each book also provides brief profiles of animals with similar habitats. The publisher’s Web site provides links to other Web sites and activities about each animal profiled. These books are much better than average “report” titles.
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