The African elephant is a very large, land animal. Learn basic information and some additional facts (i.e. average life span, communication) about this mammal. Descriptions include physical features, habitat, diet, and family life. The layouts are filled with fantastic, color photographs. See the labeled diagram for the names of the different parts of an elephant along with the world map that indicates where this animal lives. Some of the layout have additional facts such are comparing the weight of the African elephant to a hippopotamus. Four words in the glossary include a pronunciation guide; readers will find these words are in bold print in the main body of the text with the definition in a sidebar. For additional exploration, there is a list of books and websites. Children who are drawn to animals will probably enjoy this title (and the others) which is part of the Awesome Animal Lives series. Teachers may find this book and the series to be resources for science unit on animals. No literacy or content consultants are listed.
"When most people picture lemurs, it's the ring-tailed lemur that leaps to mind: vivacious, playful-looking animals with unmistakable striped tails and yellow eyes. With only a handful of simple sentences on each page, this book is just right for beginning readers looking to learn about this unique mammal. The text covers the basics, imparting information about lemurs' food, habitat, distinctive tails, families (or troops), and babies. Simple, colorful maps and diagrams illustrate key pieces of information: ring-tailed lemur size (smaller than most house cats), their main body parts, and where they live (Madagascar). Bold vocabulary terms and fact bubbles, plus a page of "Bonus Facts," round out the text. Large, vivid photos¬—many of them action shots—provide a sense of excitement to this engaging entry in the Awesome Animal Lives series (6 titles)."