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Title:
Koalas
Author:
Burt, Denise.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn : Carolrhoda Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, and conservation of koalas.
General Note:
"A Carolrhoda nature watch book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 49578.
ISBN:
9781575053806
Format :
Book

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Though they live only in Australia, koalas are one of the most popular animals in the world.They're also very unusual.Koalas spend almost their entire lives high in the branches of eucalyptus trees, hardly ever drink water, and sleep eighteen hours a day.But the future of these cute and cuddly marsupials is uncertain, as more and more eucalyptus forests are cut down to make room for people.Learn about the daily lives of these fascinating animals and what can be done to keep them safe for years to come.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Two new titles in the Nature Watch series introduce youngsters to the appealing koalas and endangered manatees. Whether peering into eucalyptus treetops at the arboreal koalas, or plunging into the aquatic manatee habitats, the photography is consistently clear and illustrative of the informative texts. The animals' physical characteristics, lifestyles, mating and nurturing habits, and prospects for the future are among the topics interestingly conveyed. The lucid, comprehensible explanation of the manatees' unusual hearing acuity and how animals rise and sink in the water demonstrates Walker's intriguing writing style. Burt's book has a particularly riveting selection of photographs that compare the development of the newborn marsupial at one day, ten days, two months, and four months of age. These are excellent titles for young naturalists in both school and public libraries. --Ellen Mandel