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South American animals
Arnold, Caroline.
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Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Discusses the variety of animals found in the rainforests, mountains, grasslands, and coastal regions of South America, including the birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.9 0.5 42385.

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Material Type
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Clarence Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Concord Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
East Aurora Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library QL235 .A75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize

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The continent of South America is home to an incredible variety of wildlife.Monkeys, snakes, birds, wild cats, and many more species make their homes in its vast tropical forests. Other animals, such as guanacos and bears, inhabit its craggy mountain peaks, while penguins and sea turtles migrate annually to its windswept coasts. Still other animals, including several varieties of deer and foxes, roam its lush open grasslands.Filled with twenty-five breathtaking full-color photographs, this captivating book highlights many of the most fascinating animals of South America. Youngsters are sure to find their favorites here, and, through award-winning author Caroline Arnold's clearly written text, they will discover how each one -- from flamingo to jaguar, sloth to armadillo -- is able to adapt to its own special environment in the wild.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. Arnold follows her African Animals (1997) with this attractive, high-quality companion that showcases 17 creatures from South America's forests, mountains, grasslands, and coastal areas. Each expansive double-page spread shows a different animal in its natural habitat and includes a box of text containing a few short paragraphs that give general information and highlight the animals' unusual characteristics. The photography is exceptional, with many wonderful close-ups, and the text is nicely written. Older children doing reports will need additional resources, but preschool and primary-grade educators can use the book to introduce the research process to young children by reading sections aloud, then encouraging kids to do some simple writing about the topic. --Lauren Peterson

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3 Organized by geographic setting forests, mountains, grasslands, the shore this picture book introduces some of South America's unique animals. The one- to two-paragraph entries per animal are boxed against stunningly beautiful double-page photographs of the creatures. For example, the black feathers on the toucan's head glisten like jet beads and the emerald tree boa sleeping on a branch is a symphony in green. Each narrative employs an economic use of language yet communicates important details, such as the way the New World monkeys use their tails to grip branches "Monkeys that live in Africa and Asia can't do this." An attractive browsing book. Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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