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Title:
Polar bear : habitats, life cycles, food chains, threats
Author:
Penny, Malcolm.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Describes the habits and behavior of polar bears during the different stages of their lives, as well as threats they face and efforts to protect them.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 0.5 49245.
ISBN:
9780739810606
Format :
Book

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Animal lovers can now get the whole story on their favorite creatures. These titles follow wild animals from infancy to maturity, describing their habits and habitats, food chains, and threats to their existence. Each animal's complete life cycle is illustrated on a two-page spread.


Author Notes

Malcolm Penny is a zoologist, filmmaker, and writer. He was formerly a writer and producer of the award-winning Survival television series. He has written many books on wildlife and ecology for both children and adults.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Clear photographs and enticing layouts distinguish these series entries. In addition, the informative texts that cover habitats, life cycles, and threats to these creatures are enhanced by the quality of their sound-bite sidebars and captions. Giant Panda includes other animals that at times overshadow its main focus, and the discussion of the food chain is oversimplified. However, these flaws stand out only because the remainder of the book is well done. Discussions of scent marking and mating as well as pictures of pandas in threatening postures lend a realistic tone. Polar Bear's photos include a picture of an injured cub and another of two animals around a mostly eaten seal, complete with bloody ribs and offal. Virginia Harrison and Martin Banks's The World of Polar Bears (Gareth Stevens, 1989; o.p.) contains much of the same information, but the layout of Penny's title is superior. The indexes in both titles are generally helpful but unfortunately include such dubious entries as "sense of smell." These appealing series entries will attract animal lovers and hold the attention of browsers and reluctant readers.-Laura Santoro, Coventry Library, Cleveland Heights, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Meet the Polar Bearp. 4
A Polar Bear Is Bornp. 8
Hunting for Foodp. 18
Leaving Homep. 28
A Fully Grown Bearp. 34
Threatsp. 40
Polar Bear Life Cyclep. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48