Capybara : the world's largest rodent

by Lunis, Natalie.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Hazelwood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL737.R662 L86 2010
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL737.R662 L86 2010
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL737.R662 L86 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL737.R662 L86 2010
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.359 Lun
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.359 Lun
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.35 L97
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.35 L97
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 599.35 L96
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 599.35 L96
Most rodents, such as mice, rats, and chipmunks, are small animals but not the capybara! This animal is the biggest rodent in the world. An adult capybara is the size of a large dog, growing to a length of about 4 feet (1.2 m) and weighing about 110 pounds (50 kg). Capybaras live in big groups of 10 to 30 animals and travel together looking for food. As they move, they bark, grunt, chirp, and whistle to keep in touch with one another. These super-sized animals are big communicators! In Capybara: The World's Largest Rodent, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this huge rodent. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Offering a straightforward introduction to the capybara, a large rodent native to South America, this serviceable book provides a short text and colorful reproductions of stock photographs from many sources. A typical double-page spread includes several well-spaced sentences of text and a large photo illustrating some aspect of the animal, such as its large, curved front teeth; social behavior; defenses against predators; or manner of caring for its young. The emergence of commercial capybara ranches is also discussed. After comparing the capybara with three other large rodents, the final pages offer a brief glossary and a short reading list. Other volumes available in the More SuperSized series, which is essentially similar to the publisher's 2007 SuperSized series, feature the brown bear, emperor penguin, killer whale, red kangaroo, reticulated python, Siberian tiger, and southern elephant seal.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series More supersized!
Subjects Capybara -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Bearport Pub.,2010
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 24) and index.
ISBN 9781936087310 (library binding)
1936087316 (library binding)
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