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Title:
Oxford first book of animals
Author:
Taylor, Barbara, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195216875

9780199106806

9780199106813
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL49 .T22 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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Summary

Summary

The latest in the Oxford First Books series, this title is a wonderful introduction to the world of animals--a perennially popular subject with young children. The book takes a thematic approach by exploring different aspects of animal life including feeding, movement, animal senses, and hunting. A chapter charmingly titled "Eggs, Babies, and Growing up" explains reproduction. Barbara Taylor, an award-winning author of children's books on natural history, looks at animal classes--mammals, fishes, amphibians, molluscs, birds and reptiles--and covers a variety of habitats: grasslands, forests, oceans, deserts. A chapter is dedicated exclusively to endangered species. Stunning wildlife photography combines with dozens of lifelike drawings of animals to illustrate a captivating narrative. A two-page index makes finding the information you want quick and easy. An interactive animal detective quiz concludes this informative, accessible introduction to the animal world.


Author Notes


Barbara Taylor is a prolific and award-winning author of children's books on natural history.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This introductory title will provide answers to some of the questions children have about the animal world. Each two-page spread is devoted to a specific topic, most of which have to do with the various ways creatures can be described or categorized. Thus, there are sections on types of animals, animals sharing the same habitats, and behaviors. Many examples are accompanied by a full-color photo or drawing, and a few observation-related projects are included. Overall, however, the information is very basic and somewhat generalized. There is a lot to look at on each page, but there is a good balance of text, pictures, and white space. While the language is too difficult for newly independent readers, this would be a wonderful read-aloud for an adult and child to share and perhaps even use as a springboard for further investigation. An attractive offering.-Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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