From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animal lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents but what would happen if the elephants were only once upon a time? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.
How do some young animals know what to do and how to do it? Does someone teach a caterpillar what to eat? Who gives a baby shark swimming lessons? Sometimes young animals learn things from their parents, but other times they just know! Explore animal instincts through engaging text and fanciful illustrations.
Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but its not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend Helena, he cant wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offerand is disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: something had been there; something had done that.
Maxine loves her giant tree in the Walbran Valley, but as she gazes at clearcuts from the car window, she worries. What if her tree is gone? Her family and friends trek through the old growth forest, and Maxine runs on ahead to check. Yes, her tree is there. She stands at its foot and listens, but it doesn't make its special sound, "Keer, keer." She will soon learn that "Keer, keer" is the sound a marbled murrelet (a mamu) makes. The mamu is an endangered seabird that flies far from the sea to nest in the high flat branches of the Sitka spruce. When a tree-climber confirms the presence of a mamu nest, Maxine's tree will be safe forever.
A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.
Desde el primer rayo de luz del amanecer hasta que se mete el sol al anochecer, la sabana se siente viva con muchos sonidos. Un len ruge temprano por la maana, un joven babuino hace alaridos para alertar a los otros del peligro al medio da, y un joven ratn hace chillidos al atardecer. Qu es lo que los animales estn diciendo y por qu? Los animales se comunican de diferentes maneras; explora la prspera sabana y la manera de hablar entre sus habitantes a lo largo del transcurso del da.
Cmo es que algunos animales jvenes saben qu hacer y cmo hacerlo? Alguien le ensea a la oruga lo que debe comer? Quin le ensea a los bebs tiburones a nadar? Algunas veces, los animales jvenes aprenden cosas de sus padres, pero en otras ocasiones... ellos ya saben! Explora los instintos animales a travs de este atractivo texto y sus fantsticas ilustraciones.