Bindi Irwin is a well-known conservationist. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Bindi's passion for animals and the environment led her to star in the Discovery Kids' Bindi the Jungle Girl. Also covered are Bindi's famous late father Steve Irwin, her life at the Australia Zoo, and her hobbies and interests. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Jane Goodall is the world's leading authority on chimpanzees. She moved to the African jungle to study them. Her visit to Kenya led to a meeting with famous paleontologist Louis Leakey. Although she wasn't a trained scientist, Goodall began working with Leakey in 1960. She earned the trust of the apes and observed their social interactions. She studied them for more than 30 years. She learned that chimps use tools and are more intelligent than was previously thought.
From the Author (Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen): "For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls. Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild. Growing up on a farm, as well as my training as an animal technician, prepared me for many of the medical situations that arose. Gijsbert took every opportunity to sketch, paint, and photograph our temporary guests during their stay on the farm. More importantly, Gijsbert was issued all the Federal and State permits needed to care for birds of prey. Without these permits, we would never have been able to care for hawks and owls. For good reason, caring for these birds is very tightly regulated and closely monitored. Taking an owl from its nest is dangerous and illegal. We have cared for many Great Horned Owls but none of them were like Jackson, the owl in this story. His personality was unique from the very beginning and we know that we were lucky to have shared such a close bond with this wild bird. This is the true story of his life with us. Enjoy." With illustrations from Gjisbert (Nick) van Frankenhuyzen, noted wildlife artist and illustrator of our Legends series as well as The Blue Spruce by Mario Cuomo and L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet.
A book on the incredible life and work of Jane Goodall. Reads at a level of 3.9 with a word count of 1298.
Introduces the Weimaraner, where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires.
A new and popular breed, the Labradoodle is introduced. Facts such as where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires are included.
Introduces the sophisticated Maltese. Readers learn about where it came from, who likes to have them as pets, and how to care for them.