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Lemur Landing

Young readers are invited to explore some of the world's most unique and fascinating habitats as witnessed by one of the amazing animals living there.-- Each book includes a lush, pictorial glossary that opens to a 4-page panoramic gatefold of the habitat.-- Read-along cassette tapes are expertly narrated and enhanced with music, natural sound effects, and page-turning tones.-- Every title is reviewed and authenticated by wildlife conservationists.-- Toys authenticated by wildlife curators for realism.In the tropical dry forest of southern Madagascar, a baby ring-tailed lemur and his mother follow their troop on a well-worn path through their forest home, searching for food and water. Walking on all fours with their long tails held high, the lemurs encounter a tortoise and a troop of brown lemurs. But when a dangerous harrier hawk threatens to harm the playful baby ring-tail, will his family be able to protect him?
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Gr 1-4-Listeners/readers follow a troop of ring tailed lemurs during their daily activities. Giant coua birds, a radiated tortoise, brown lemurs, shifakas, a harrier hawk, and a chameleon are introduced. They sunbathe, drink rainwater from empty snail shells, groom one another, eat sweet tamarind pods, play with each other, have a stink fight for territory, and search for a place to bed down for the night. The book by Deborah Dennard is narrated by the soothing female voice of Randye Kaye. The clear narration is accompanied by forest sounds of animals and insects. The cassette follows the book precisely throughout the story and the information page at the end. However, the book also includes a map and illustrated glossary of animals. Listeners learn about Madagascar's fragile habitat and its diverse flora and fauna. Classes studying Africa or habitats can use this in whole group settings. Individuals will also enjoy checking it out from the library.-Lisa Radmer, North Bend Elementary School, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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