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Title:
Seals
Author:
Hirschi, Ron.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introducing seals -- Seal parts -- Seal smarts -- Seal meals -- Seals and us.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.7 1.0 63905.
ISBN:
9780761414452
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

We all recognize an elephant or a bear when we see one. But how much do we really know about these incredible animals? This lively series takes young readers to the heart of the jungle, across the plains and out to sea to explore the lives of these wildlife stars. Each volume examines the anatomy and special skills of its subject as well as its habitats, diets and hunting strategies. Remarkable insights into family and social interactions and compelling discussions about the often precarious future faced by each animal round out each volume. Written with flair, each easy-to-read title includes a variety of fact boxes and sidebars containing fascinating observations and fun trivia.


Author Notes

Ron Hirschi started writing children's books when he tried to find nature books to enhance his daughter's curiosity about the world around her and only found a few that combined real life images and accurate science. He writes books that bring young readers portraits of the beauty of nature as well as information about the ecology and natural habitat of wild creatures he studies and tries to protect. His books include When Morning Comes, When Night Comes, Our Three Bears, Ocean Seasons, Whalemail, and Swimming with Humuhumu. He works as a Fisheries Biologist for Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes and has written many technical reports on fish and wildlife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These titles open with an overview of the featured animal, end with a look at its relationship with humans, and cover such basic topics as its food sources, hunting habits, mobility, and natural predators in between. Seals differentiates between true and eared seal through skeletal diagrams and photographs; describes the various freshwater and saltwater species; and explains their varied diets, which range from krill and conger eels to penguins and crabs. Crocodiles distinguishes the varied snouts that identify alligators, caimans, and gharials; tells of the great care that a mother crocodile shows toward her young (in great contrast to the role of some mother seals); and illustrates crocodilian locomotion on land and in water. Both authors explain the direct and indirect role of humans in the lives of these creatures, from the harmful effect of polluted water to the beneficial changes in hunting laws, which have allowed these populations to increase. Striking, full-page photos and useful range maps, accompanied by clear, short sentences and easily found definitions, provide budding naturalists or young report writers with solid introductory resources.-Pam Spencer Holley, Young Adult Literature Specialist, Virginia Beach, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introducing seals
Seal parts
Seal smarts
Seal meals
Seals and us