Editorial Review

Children's Literature (Cherie Haas)

A giraffe is an interesting animal, as anyone who reads this book will discover. For example, they have the same number of bones in their necks as humans do, and newborn giraffes are dropped to the ground at birth, for the mothers endure labor while standing. These facts and more are included in this easy to read book with photographs that complement each page. Separate sections are headed by questions, such as ‘What Do Giraffes Eat?’ and ‘Is It Easy Being So Tall?’ All of the photographs have captions, providing information about what kind of giraffe is pictured or pointing out something specific, such as what the giraffe is eating. This book has a glossary with key words such as herds, mammals, and savannas. There is also an index and a short list of web sites for reference. This title is part of a six-book ‘Naturebooks’ series about animals, which also includes books about elephants, hippos, rhinos, wildebeests, and zebras, all written in a similar style.

—Cherie Haas

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