The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.
Los pandas se salvan de un terremoto es una historia de ficción basada en un suceso de la vida real. En la vida real, XiXi, un panda gigante se escapó de La Reserva Natural para Pandas en Wolong destruída cuando el terremoto de 7.9 estremeció el Norte de China el 12 de mayo del 2008. La autora Phyllis Perry utiliza las aventuras de ficción de una mamá panda, LiLing, y su cachorro de un año, Tengfei, para enseñarles a los niños acerca de los terremotos, la supervivencia animal, y el refuerzo del instinto maternal para proteger a su bebé. Después del terremoto, la madre y el cachorro corrieron lejos de las ruinas. Confundidos y asustados, ¡ellos se pierden! ¿Cómo sobrevivirán fuera de su reserva animal? ¿Encontrarán comida? ¿Encontrarán un lugar donde refugiarse? ¿Y sobrevivirán a las réplicas?
Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave it. While practicing flapping his wings one night, he falls, and Pluribus Packrat rescues him. They then explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave where they meet amazing animals--animals that don't need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat and how other cave-living critters rely on them for their food. Will Baby Bat finally venture out of the cave to help the other animals?
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.
For millions of years, forests have hosted complex life forms. Trees reach toward the sun as creatures of all shapes and sizes interact with their environment. Birds nestle on sturdy branches while non-flyers search for food and rest in the underbrush. This title will show young readers the importance of forests and how life thrives in these wooded areas!
Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!
Scientists believe more than half of Earths plants and animals reside in tropical rain forests. Many species have yet to be discovered! These wet, humid forests are found near the equator, where its warm year-round. Discover the importance of tropical rain forests in this fun title for exploring minds.