City Critters

Nicholas Read (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693955

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Description

When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?

Reading Level
Lexile
1180L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Z
ATOS
8.0
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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