From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a hamster’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how hamsters communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.
From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a rabbit’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how rabbits communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.
From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a dog’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how dogs communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.
From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a cat’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how cats communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.
Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something - a nest, tunnel, or web - in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live - underground, in the water, on land, or in the air - twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.
Bold colors, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce young readers to the lion! Readers will learn about the lion's unique body features, diet, hunting methods, social behavior, habitat, ways of communication, and threats to its survival. Also covered is the life of a baby lion, from cub to independence. Maps highlight lion territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly lion facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Africa and the incredible lion! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together
The miniature donkey is a member of the equine family, along with horses and mules. Like horses, a miniature donkey is a herd animal. This small mammal only reaches 36 to 38 inches (91 to 97 centimeters) tall. It has many other interesting features.
Bearded dragons are reptiles. Spiny scales run down both sides of their head, throat, and bodies. These soft spines resemble the whiskers of a human and make them look like they have beards. Their size, playful personality, and good temperament make bearded dragons one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets.
Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!
When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.
The modern Australian Shepherd is a versatile, joyful dog that loves to be around people. Nothing makes this dog more content than being with its people and doing work for them. Ranchers love Aussies because Aussies are athletes. They can run all day, herding sheep. They never seem to slow down or get tired. In fact, the more exercise they get, the happier they look.
A Frenchie’s favorite job is to warm someone’s lap. Their alert, bat-like ears, big head, and bright brown eyes give their wrinkly faces and smooshed noses an almost comical look. Sometimes called four-legged clowns, French Bulldogs are smart, affectionate, and extremely silly and playful.
When you hear the word “pit bull,” do you imagine a fierce fighting dog? In the 1800s, people in Great Britain bred terriers, mastiffs, and bulldogs together. These early breeders wanted to create tough fighting dogs. Any dog is capable of biting or attacking. Each dog is an individual. Firm, loving training and early socialization is the best plan for each and every dog, not just pit bulls.
Some Great Danes can stand up taller than an average-size human. Their huge size and piercing stare can make them appear scarier than they really are. A Great Dane has a massive head and a long, graceful neck. It has a sleek, muscular body, deep chest, and long legs and tail. Great Danes are built so well they can walk, trot, and run with balance and elegance despite their massive size.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.
From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.
Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.
Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.
The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.
In Undercover Animals, early fluent readers learn about animals such as the zebra, octopus, and Arctic hare that protect themselves against predators with camouflage. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the unique adaptations of these undercover animals. An infographic illustrates different methods animals use to blend in, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about animals with camouflage using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Undercover Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of flamingos, the long-legged wading birds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how flamingos came to live at salt lakes. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.