Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide.
Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them. At the same time, they will be introduced to some basic science concepts. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.
Prairie dogs live in communities, just as humans do. An illustrated cross section of a prairie dog town uses shows tunnels and rooms used by the animals for different purposes. Adorable photographs feature prairie-dog cooperation in digging tunnels, sharing food, raising pups, and staying safe. A special section teaches children about the rodent family and how prairie dogs communicate with each other.
Beavers, chipmunks, porcupines, mice, and other rodents sing rap songs about themselves in this clever and highly entertaining book! Simple rhyme and humorous photographs help teach readers about the unique characteristics of animals in the rodent family.
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children).
Young readers will love learning how different plants and animals move. Sunflowers turn their heads to face sunlight, some plants close their flowers at night, and others move their heads to trap insects. Animals on the ground walk, run, hop, leap, and crawl. Animals with wings fly, flap, soar, and glide. Animals that live in water swim, dive, and leap. Young readers will become aware of the different ways in which plants and animals move, as well as learn new vocabulary about movement through questions and activities.
Classification is one of the first skills that children need to learn. This fun book asks children to observe different creatures to see what makes them the same and different.
This fun book features delightful photographs of baby pigs, or piglets, growing up on the farm and in the wild. Children will learn about a pig's body, how a pig changes as it grows, and where wild pigs live.
Children will be drawn to the adorable photos of these incredible endangered mammals. Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the five main families of lemurs, all of whom live on the island of Madagascar. Appealing text describes their habitat, physical characteristics, and how mothers raise their babies. A special section also features the dancing sifaka lemurs, known for theirentertainingway of moving from place to place.
Children will love reading about these familiar rodents who are members of the squirrel family. Adorable images highlight this introduction to the basic chipmunk facts: parts of the body, where they live, how babies are raised, and their life cycles.Funny photographs of real baby chipmunks spelling, playing baseball, taking photographs, dressing for Halloween and Christmas, and kissing will make children squeal with laughter.
Children will love learning about these cute members of the dog family. Easy-to-understand text and appealing photos show the different parts of a wolfs body, where wolves live, how babies are cared for by their mothers, and how they are raised in a pack, or family. A fun activity asks readers to identify which photos on the page are of wolves and which are not.
Children will be delighted by images of these giant mammals of the Arctic. Fascinating text explains how a polar bears body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans. Young readers will learn how baby polar bears areraised by their mothers and how the melting of pack ice is threatening their way of life.
Close-up images of adorable raccoon kits, or babies, accompany the basic facts about these familiar mammals. Children will learn about the parts of the body, how babies are raised by their mothers after they are born, and how raccoons survive in forests, wetlands, and even cities.
Young children will love this introduction to the tallest land animal in the world! Simple text and captivating photos feature calves, or babies, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas. Children will also learn about the parts of the giraffes body, from its extraordinary neck and spotted coat to its long blue tongue!
Entertaining photographs of baby elephants playing, swimming, and rolling in mud highlight this introduction to elephants. Basic facts are briefly and simply explained including how calves are born, what their bodies are like, how they change as they grow, and what life is like in the herd.
Children will love reading about different breeds of rabbits and how they raise their babies. This captivating introduction features wonderful photographs of both wild and pet rabbits as well as facts about their bodies, where they live, and how they change as they grow.
Children will love learning about these adorable candid carnivores. This book introduces dogs in the wild: how they are born, what makes them mammals, and how their mothers care for them and teach them how to hunt. Wild pups include wolves, foxes, dingoes, jackals, coyotes, and dholes.
Children will be delighted by the beautiful photographs of the amazing variety of species of foxes. Easy-to-understand text explains where foxes live and how babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn why large ears on a fox can help beat the heat or help some locate insects to eat, and how brown fur in the summer and white fur in the winter helps protect some from predators.
Kids love reptiles! Reptiles range in size from as small as a human thumbnail to the length of two average cars parked from end to end. The most popular reptiles of all, dinosaurs, were even bigger! This informative book presents the most important information about reptiles, showing wonderful photographs of the baby versions of these animals. Young students will love learning about these animals at the cutest stage of their lives.
Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.
Tadpoles to Frogs looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This title is so much more than just another life-cycle book!
The bodies of living things are made up mostly of water. This fascinating new book shows young children why all plants, animals, and people need water to grow and survive. Interesting photographs feature animals and plants living in water - frogs and fish laying their eggs in water, and land animals using water to cool off and keep clean.
All living things need food to survive, but not all living things eat the same kinds of food. From plants to herbivores to carnivores, the bodies of living things are specially designed to find the types of food they need. Children will be amazed by such food-gathering techniques as camouflage, echolocation, pouncing, trapping, poisoning, and using tools.
This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.
This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.