From the Set The World of Mammals
Equipped to survive the frigid arctic tundra, polar bears are powerful swimmers and agile hunters. Learn about the lives of these incredible mammals and how they manage to stay at the top of the food chain in their wintry habitat. Discover how threats such as global warming and oil spills pose a danger to them, and find out the role people play in enabling their survival.
- Hunting on the Ice Pack
- The Ice Bear
- One Species, Many Cousins
- For More Information
- The Animal Kingdom-Where Do Polar Bears Fit In?
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|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 Booklist on October 15, 2005
With a clean, attractive format, the World of Mammals series features concise chapters accompanied by color photographs (many of them excellent) from a variety of sources. In a departure from the most books of wildlife, the first chapter of Polar Bears discusses the bond between the animal and the Inuit people, who have depended on hunting the bears for survival. Then the discussion turns to the bears themselves: their physical features, behaviors, and relatives as well as the threats to their survival. A world map indicates the polar bear’s habitat, and a glossary, classification chart, and short lists of recommended videos and books are appended. Though written in brief sentences, the text will be difficult for some middle-grade students. However, this book and others in the series will suit advanced readers in elementary school as well as middle-school students looking for approachable, illustrated books about individual animals.