Giant Pandas (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Books: Animals)

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9780822558385: Giant Pandas (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Books: Animals)
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This is an insight into the life of the giant panda, explaining how it survives in its wet mountain habitat, how it communicates with other pandas and why it has such distinctive black-and-white markings. There are features on bamboo, conservation issues and what can be done to save this animal.

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Michelle Levine has been a freelance writer and editor for over a decade and has authored more than a dozen nonfiction books for kids. She loves researching new topics and finding interesting ways to describe them. Michelle has written about everything from history and historical people to astronomy and natural science. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family.

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Grade 3-6. Brief and to the point, these series titles have something for everyone. Scientifically minded readers will appreciate the clear presentation of each animal's classification, life span, and specialized traits, while the imaginative will relish the sections about the myths and folklore surrounding each creature. The books present a wide range of information about physical features, habitat, diet, reproduction, and social activities. Up-to-date chapters defining the status of each creature include plans for conservation. "Viewpoints" pages raise controversial issues and present pros and cons. In addition to facts, thought-provoking questions are raised and left for readers to contemplate. ("Should giant pandas be taken from the wild to stock captive breeding facilities?") Lists of "Twenty Fascinating Facts" will attract browsers. Clear, full-color photographs and drawings enhance and clarify the texts. Useful glossaries are included along with suggested reading materials and web sites.?Lisa Wu Stowe, Great Neck Library, NY
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