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Exploring the World of Wolves (Exploring the World of (Hardcover)
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Tracy C. Read is an editor and writer who has a special interest in nature and the environment. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Gr 2-5-Each book examines the featured animal's anatomy, senses, mating and family behaviors, communication, diet, and distribution. The first book focuses on bald eagles and golden eagles, aerial fights, molting, binocular vision, monogamy, nest construction, DDT, and the birds' endangered status. Wolves covers hierarchy, tracking by smell, vocalizations, hunting, and prey. The texts are arranged in columns opposite full-page photos for the most part. Facts and supporting photos are displayed as overlays in bubbles. Pages are glossy and visually rich. Some idioms are used in explanations that might trip up some readers, such as "saying uncle" or "pecking order." The writing is lean and might appeal to reluctant readers dogged by report assignments.-S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, GA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

A very clear and informative book...This series has a different approach than typical animal books and goes beyond a basic introduction. The books provide the reader with another perspective and focus on different forms of survival tactics. Diagrams of the animals are presented describing different body parts and their functions. Another chapter discusses the natural talents of the animal. This information is presented in an engaging voice and the pictures include many close-ups of the animals, their habitats and interactions. An extensive index is included. Recommended.-- (05/01/2011) Each book examines the featured animal's anatomy, senses, mating and family behaviors, communication, diet and distribution.... Wolves covers hierarchy, tracking by smell, vocalizations, hunting and prey. The texts are arranged in columns opposite full-page photos for the most part. Facts and supporting photos are displayed as overlays in bubbles. Pages are glossy and visually rich.... The writing is lean and might appeal to reluctant readers dogged by report assignments.-- (04/01/2011)

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