Mammal mania : 30 activities and observations for exploring the world of mammals

by Amstutz, Lisa J.,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 591.5 Ams
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Summary
This full-color book of marvelous mammals-¯provides 30 hands-on activities to give interested children an overview of the wide varieties of mammals in their world How big is a blue whale? Why does a sloth crawl from the safety of a tree to the ground once a week? How does a vampire bat feed? Young nature enthusiasts will find answers to these questions and learn all sorts of fascinating facts about mammals in this full-color, interactive book. Mammal Mania explores what makes mammals unique, as well as their anatomy, behavior, and conservation needs. Readers will learn to build a squirrel feeder, write a putrid poem, make an animal tracking station, and much more. Thirty hands-on activities promote observation and analysis, writing and drawing, math and science, and nature literacy skills. Young Naturalists is a kid-friendly series that introduces zoology and botany for upper elementary and middle-grades readers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This big, beautiful book about mammals is packed full of activities, lists, comparisons, drawings, insets, accessible text, and breathtaking full-color photographs. Chapters are organized according to broad topics (food, physical characteristics, homes, communication), so each section contains a nice selection of beasts, from tiny bats to majestic whales. Content includes introductory information on animal classification systems and traces how various traits manifest in different species, paying significant attention to outliers, weird critters that should delight animal enthusiasts. The activities range from simple observation to actual experimentation (e.g., resistance to heat and cold, camouflage, sound waves), writing poems and songs, and looking up additional information online. Most of these activities are suitable for either home or classroom use, and kids should be able to complete many tasks independently. The final chapter encourages readers to help protect the world's mammals from pollution and habitat loss. Back matter includes a glossary, teacher's guide, online resources, bibliography, and mammals listed according to scientific class. A handsome addition for public and school library STEM collections."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Young naturalists.
Subjects Mammals -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Anatomy -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Illinois :2021
Edition First edition.
Audience 7 & up
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xi, 113 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm.
ISBN 9781641604369
1641604360
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