An award-winning naturalist uses watercolor paintings to help convey the grace and the beauty of the deer. By the author of All About Alligators and All About Owls.
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Grade 2-4?Another inviting nature book that follows the pattern of the earlier books in the series, beginning with informative end papers (here they are covered with deer tracks) and a life-sized six-page spread of twin fawns. Arnosky's watercolors are more subtle and informative here than in his Deer at the Brook (Lothrop, 1986). Large, diaphanous illustrations are surrounded by smaller ones that expand on the basic facts in the text. The placement of deer in the family Cervidae and the six North and Central American species are noted; a group portrait offers a size comparison for them. The prevalent white-tailed deer is used to illustrate traits and behaviors common to the American deer throughout the rest of the book. Camouflaging shape and color, hooves, antlers, and highly developed senses are explained. Birth, growth and herding, and the many dangers these delicate animals face are clearly described. The author's wonderfully simple and enticing style ensures that children will look at these wild animals with both wonder and understanding.?Susan Oliver, Hillsborough County Science Library at MOSI, Tampa, FL
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Ages 5^-8. In this basic introduction to the fascinating world of deer, renowned author and illustrator Arnosky describes the different species of deer, mating habits, care of the young, life cycle, habitats, eating habits, and predators and other dangers encountered by these animals throughout their lifetimes. In addition to presenting a simple overview, Arnosky includes tidbits of more detailed, scientific information to round out his well-researched book, which is complemented by realistic watercolor illustrations rendered in forest tones of greens and browns and the blues of winter. Although no index or glossary of terms is included, schoolchildren may find this useful for reports or general reading. April Judge
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Book Description Scholastic Trade, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110590467921