Cover image for Giraffes
Title:
Giraffes
Author:
Cole, Melissa S.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
volumes cm.

24 pages: color illustrations; 20 x 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 24) and index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 0.5 64840.
ISBN:
9781567116342
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Get a close-up look at the world's tallest land animals as they range across central Africa.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Giraffes is part of the Wild Africa series. Raccoon is part of the Wild America series. They have exactly the same attractive, compact photo-essay design, with big color pictures and detailed text on every page. They work very well together, but, of course, each title stands alone: the towering giraffe in central and southern Africa and the small raccoon commonly found in backyards in the U.S. may both be wild animals, but they are different in where and how they live and in their relations with humans. The Leesons' photographs in Giraffes are splendid, with close-up views (including one showing two giraffes rubbing their necks together in a kind of hug) as well as pictures of the tallest of all land creatures loping across the grassland. In Raccoon the photos are from several sources, and some text is printed on the photos, which makes it hard to read. Both books are packed with information in short chapters on the animals' social lives, anatomy, feeding, mating, and more. Other titles in both series are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Hazel Rochman