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Title:
Freshwater giants : hippopotamus, river dolphins, and manatees
Author:
Perry, Phyllis J., 1933-
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Examines the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of three of the world's largest freshwater mammals: the hippopotamus, manatee, and river dolphin, and discusses some of the factors that threaten their survival.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 46783.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 3 Quiz: 19986 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780531116814
Format :
Book

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Summary

Animals intrigue all curious minds, and this series is perfect for those middle-grade animal enthusiasts looking for more animal facts. Each book is filled with informative facts that can be used for report writing or for those animal lovers looking for more in-depth information.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Each of these books introduces the physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of several similar animals. Canines discusses certain wild canines living in North America: coyotes, foxes, and wolves. Giants looks at large freshwater mammals around the world, such as hippopotamuses, river dolphins, and manatees. Similar in format with wide margins, brief sidebars, and plenty of good, full-color photographs, the books look inviting. Appendixes include a glossary, lists of books, videos, and organizations, and the author's notes on how she approaches her research. Clearly written introductory information. --Carolyn Phelan


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Biggest Animals in the Worldp. 5
Chapter 2 The Hippopotamusp. 13
Chapter 3 The River Dolphinsp. 23
Chapter 4 The Manateesp. 35
Chapter 5 Giant-sized Dangerp. 45
Glossaryp. 52
To Find Out Morep. 54
A Note on Sourcesp. 59
Indexp. 61