Cover image for Giant pandas
Title:
Giant pandas
Author:
Gibbons, Gail.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
An introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of these endangered animals.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 64290.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.9 2 Quiz: 31994 Guided reading level: O.
ISBN:
9780823417612
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

They are indigenous to China and are adored the world over.


Author Notes

Gail Gibbons was born in 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois. She received a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois. She got a job doing artwork for television shows in New York City. She was eventually offered a job creating art for a children's show, where some of the children asked her if she had ever considered doing a children's books. Her first book, Willy and His Wheel Wagon, was published in 1975. Since then she has written and illustrated more than 170 non-fiction books for children including Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 3. Gibbons has introduced readers to dozens of subjects, from apples to wolves, in her straightforward books. Here she turns her attention to the rare giant panda of China. Fascinating panda facts abound: Pandas have pink skin under their white fur and black skin under their black fur. The average panda consumes 27 pounds (12 kg) of bamboo a day! A mother panda weighs 900 times more than her tiny baby when it is born, yet somehow manages not to squish it. As ever, Gibbons encourages early readers by sticking to the facts and keeping her sentence structure simple. Stylized, instructive watercolor paintings convey a genuine affection for this appealing animal. A map of China showing the diminishing panda population is included, as are more tantalizing panda facts at the close of the book. A useful addition to any endangered species collection. --Karin Snelson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-This clear, readable text explains where the giant panda may be found, its physical characteristics, habits, life cycle, and present status in the wild and in zoos. A final fact page includes dates and statistics, and mentions the two pandas on loan from China at the Washington, DC, zoo. Gibbons's art, with sketchy lines and transparent watercolor backgrounds, rather than the bolder and brighter cartoon style she often uses, amplifies the information about this "gentle giant." A solid choice.-Sally Bates Goodroe, formerly at Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.