This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.
A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains how marsupials are different from other mammals, the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch, the growing koala and how it feeds, life outside the pouch but close to mother, and the dangers faced by koalas.
As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.
Hibernation is one of natures greatest miracles, allowing animals to sleep through periods of extreme cold and heat. Interesting information describes how different animals use body fat to survive, how they can wake themselves up, and how some give birth during hibernation.
Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.
Look out! Mina's pet Deinonychuses have spilled the paint! Kids will love this simple book that uses dinosaurs to mix colors in order to create new colors.
Children who have a pet kitten - and those who would just love to have one - will enjoy finding out all there is to know about caring for kittens and cats. Simple text and bright images clearly cover all the basics. Kittens covers key topics such as the different breeds of cats, welcoming a kitten into your home, feeding a kitten, good grooming techniques, successful litter training, and understanding kitten behavior.
Labrador Retrievers uses illustrations, photographs, and interesting text to teach children how to take care of their Labs. This book includes detailed grooming instructions and tips, as well as suggestions for how much exercise and food these dogs require. Children will also be fascinated by the history of the breed, how to train Labs, and the breeds food and exercise needs.
Mice are one of the most undemanding pets for young children. There are, however, some very important responsibilities that owners should be aware of. The simple text and beautiful images in Mice show the various colors and varieties of mice, making a good home, socializing mice, properly picking up a mouse, keeping a mouse healthy, and mouse safety.
Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. The concise text and bright photographs in Parakeets will teach young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and healthy. They will learn about parakeet food, setting up a parakeet cage, proper handling of these pet birds. baby parakeets, and keeping a parakeet clean.
Puppies may be cute, but they are also a lot of work! Puppies introduces young readers to all they need to know about being great puppy and dog owners. Colorful images and concise text highlight topics such as the different breeds of dogs, newborn puppies, housebreaking puppies, grooming short- and long-haired dogs, keeping dogs and owners safe, and visiting a veterinarian.
Soft, cuddly rabbits are among the most popular pets for children, but they need a lot of attention. This informative book uses simple language and clear images to teach kids how to be responsible rabbit owners. Rabbits covers key topics such as the different breeds of rabbits, what rabbits should eat, how to keep a rabbit healthy, visiting a veterinarian, and keeping your rabbit safe indoors and outdoors.
Cocker Spaniels gives children specific advice on caring for this specific breed. This book uses simple language and clear images to teach children how to care for their spaniel properly. Topics covered include grooming requirements, exercise demands, and temperament of the breed.
Hamsters sleep all day long, and when they wake up in the evening they're looking for fun! Hamsters prepares young pet owners for what to expect from these nocturnal rodents. This book includes which cage is best, nutritious hamster food, great toys for play time, handling hamsters, sleeping habits, and keeping hamsters healthy.
Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders, and opossums are just a few of the marsupial babies introduced in this book. Children will learn that marsupial babies are born earlier than other baby mammals are and continue to grow and nurse inside their mothers pouches. They will love the pictures of these cute animals peeking out at the world around them. The book introduces life cycles, bodies, the foods these animals eat, how they move, and where on Earth they live.
This book tells the story of Ankylosaurus. This armored beast looked like a walking tank. It lived during the Cretaceous period between 100 and 65 million years ago and fed on plant material. At the end of its tail grew a bony club that it used to protect itself.
This book tells the story of the enormous Apatosaurus, who lived during the late Jurassic period between 170 and 140 million years ago. It weighed up to 33 tons (30 metric tons), was more than 65 feet (20 meters) long, yet ate only plant food. It had bony skids on the underside of its long tail to protect the soft parts.
This book tells the story of the powerfully built Sabre-tooth Tiger who stalked the land more than 10,000 years ago. It was like no cat living today. At the front of its jaw grew two long, curved canine teeth that resembled two sharp sabres. A fierce predator, it used these long teeth to pierce the flesh of its prey.
This book tells the story of the mighty Tyrannosaurus, which lived during the Cretaceous period between 140 and 65 million years ago. This ferocious dinosaur was one of the largest meat eaters, growing up to 40 feet (12 meters) in length. Its head was huge and full of long, sharp teeth.
Habitats are the natural places where plants and animals live. Deserts, forests, oceans, ponds, grasslands, polar regions, and mountains - this book introduces them all to young children. Fabulous photographs highlight this valuable learning resource. Children will be inspired to write their own ABCs after reading this book.
Written in a simple and easy-to-understand style, Animals Called Mammals introduces the major characteristics of mammals, including fur and backbones, to young readers. Primates, rodents, marsupials, and other mammal groups are also introduced, using delightful images and simple descriptions.
Many animals are carnivores, but some eat mainly insects. Insect eaters, known as insectivores, can be as small as insects or as large as giant anteaters. Spiders, frogs, lizards, bats, and other mammals are insect eaters, but not all insectivores are animals.This book is loaded with fascinating photos and information that will delight kids of all ages.
Dressage introduces readers to the basics of the dressage competition, often referred to as horse ballet. Horse-lovers will appreciate the clear text detailing the history and rules of the sport. Text is accompanied with beautiful photographs and informative diagrams.
Saddle up and leap into the pages of this book to read all about show jumping! You'll learn about verticals, oxers, combinations, and other jumps that horses - and their riders - attempt to complete quickly and flawlessly. You'll also discover the breeds and care of show horses, how they train and compete in Olympic and other jumping events, and the history of this challenging equestrian sport.
A city is not a habitat just for people - it's a home for animals, too! Children will recognize a lot of animals they see living in their own cities, such as all kinds of pets, raccoons, squirrels, and birds. They may be surprised to see other city residents such as opossums, foxes, coyotes, and skunks. Wonderful images of baby animals help show where animals make their homes within a city, how they find their food, and why they have moved from natural to human habitats.