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Tired of the same old books on the same old animals? Enrich your library’s collection with these fascinating titles about some of the most uncommon and rare animals in the world! Kids will follow real-life scientists to the far corners of the globe as they discover the secrets of these mysterious and often misunderstood creatures. Written in an engaging narrative style, Uncommon Animals will grab readers as they are introduced to some of the most amazing, and least known, animals that ever lived.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ISBN||9781597167291, 9781597168496, 9781617720345|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle|
- 2010 Teachers' Choice Award
Library Media Connection Review for Uncommon Animals
Most elementary students will find this series intriguing. A wealth of precise and detailed information is presented in a pleasing layout. Each section is well-defined and entitled to entice the reader. Important vocabulary words are highlighted. Geographic locations of each fascinating animal are well-depicted and illustrated. The photographs are captivating as well as informative. Featured on many pages are inserts with interesting facts either about the animal or the humans studying them. Education efforts and other methods to save these animals are discussed. Included is a read more section and a learn more online section. This series contains the type of books that never stay on the shelves because they are irresistible to our young patrons. Students, teachers, and media specialists will love this series. Recommended.
Booklist Review for Uncommon Animals
Just when you thought every animal had been covered comes a series with volumes on the aye-aye, fossa, and Weddell seal. The explanatory text works splendidly, with large photographs that bring readers as close as they’ll ever get to such beasts.
The Horn Book Guide Review for Uncommon Animals
Readers follow the work of scientists who study the unique features and challenges of animals living in remote habitats….firsthand accounts create a narrative feel while still weaving in facts about the animals and their environments. Large photos, mostly clear captions, and short sidebars enhance the texts. End-of-book animal facts add interest.
School Library Journal Review for Uncommon Animals
These examinations of six photogenic animals and selected specialists who study them offer the current crop’s best balance of appealing presentation and systematic, clearly presented information. Each creature inhabits an exotic habitat, from the arctic fox that “lives farther north than any other land mammal in the world” and the Weddell Seal to Madagascar’s aye-aye and fossa. The aye-aye is a lemur so rare that it was mistakenly declared extinct in the 1930s, and the elusive fossa is a lemur-eating mongoose and the island’s largest native predator. Readers will linger over the excellent pictures and come away with a better understanding of the creatures and of some of the challenges facing scientists who seek to learn more about them.
|Glossary of key words|
|Table of contents|
|Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|