The Kingfisher first animal encyclopedia

by Farndon, John.

Format: Print Book 1998
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 590.3 KINGFISHER
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A valuable addition to the Kingfisher First Reference series, this book offers the perfect introduction to the enduringly popular subject of both wild and domestic animals. Color photos & illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This slim encyclopedia is aimed at satisfying the very young reader's first attempt at animal research. The 155 entries are arranged in alphabetical order, from aardvark to zebra, and are illustrated with just fewer than 1,000 color pictures, including some photographs. The animals are those most likely to be encountered by young children in picture books, zoos, or their own backyards. There are also entries for larger groups (baby animal, mammal, reptile) and for some topics related to animal behavior, such as communication and migration. Each topic is covered in one page, with text consisting of a brief description of the animal in bold type, and captions for each picture. The print size is readable and appealing to the elementary user. For some animals, such as butterfly and frog, an illustration of the life cycle is provided, with numbers to help students see the various stages in sequence. Each page includes "Find Out More," which functions as a see also reference. Fact boxes contain added facts and figures, but are missing for some animals. Parents, teachers, and librarians will welcome step-by-step activities and projects that are included with animal topics that lend themselves to arts-and-crafts projects. A glossary and index add value to the volume as a reference tool. Similarly-named volumes, The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals (1994), with 400 entries, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals [RBB O 15 92], covering more than 2,000 animals, are geared toward older children. Children ages five through eight will have a visual adventure with this new Kingfisher volume, which will answer the basic requirements of animal reports, though further research may be required on most animals. Recommended for school and public libraries. (Reviewed October 1, 1998)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Animals -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Animals -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :Kingfisher,1998
Other Titles First animal encyclopedia
Animal encyclopedia
Contributors Kirkwood, Jon.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
ISBN 0753451352
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