From the Set The World of Mammals
As individual as human beings, baboons have amazingly different personalities and appearances. Traveling in troops, they are frequently studied by scientists and reviled by farmers who consider them a threat to their crops. Young readers receive a broad overview of how these monkeys live, their place in the animal kingdom, and the role human beings play in ensuring their continued survival in the wild.
- Crop Raiders
- Just Like Humans
- A Baboon's Day
- The Baboon Family Tree
- The Past, The Present, The Future
- For More Information
- The Animal Kingdom-Where Do Baboons Fit In?
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of The World of Mammals from Children's Bookwatch on February 1, 2007
Each title is profusely illustrated with full-color photographs and illustrations. These titles provide a table of contents, informative sidebars, detailed maps, a glossary of key words and phrases, a comprehensive index, as well as sources for further research. These enhancements make the series invaluable for supplementing a classroom or homeschool curriculum. Schools and libraries are strongly advised to acquire the entire eight volume series for their Pets and Wildlife reference collections for young readers.
A noteworthy review of The World of Mammals from School Library Journal on March 1, 2006
The physical and behavioral qualities of these creatures are examined along with their habitats, natural histories, and struggles for survival. Each animal’s life is discussed from birth and growth to maturity and death. Statistics and information are provided on the challenges they face as humankind’s incursion into their living spaces and resources becomes more pronounced. Lockwood’s dynamic and engaging style and intriguing insight in Baboons make that book shine. All of the books include ‘Would You Believe?’ boxes and clear, bright photographs, many of them close-ups. However, a number in Tigers are sensational or cute rather than informative. In addition, the population map in each volume is somewhat difficult to read. Nonetheless, these titles will give children solid information for reports.