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Arabian Oryx
This title covers these subjects: Desert animals., Arabian oryx., Antelopes.
Arabian Oryx
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Arabian Oryx

This book follows an Arabian Oryx through its day as it sleeps, eats, and moves in its desert habitat.

Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
ATOS Level2.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #141614
BrandRead and Learn
Page Dimensions7 11/16" x 8 11/16"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $23.99 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Stephanie Farnlacher

"From the scary-looking giant hairy desert scorpion to the "let’s get one" baby meerkat, the engaging full-color photographs are key to these well-organized books. Basic information about the animals is provided, including where they live, what they look like, what they eat, and their predators. Basic global maps show where the animal is found, and a diagram called a "body map" labels its parts. The texts are appropriate for the age group, and the pictures will draw in youngsters. Excellent purchases if material is needed on these animals." - School Library Journal

June 1, 2011

Omaha Public Schools - Diane Cox

"Part of the series "A Day in the Life: Desert Animals," The Arabian Oryx looks at an interesting animal that is not often discussed. Written for early readers, each two page spread begins with a question that will be answered on these pages and color photographs that illustrate the meaning of the text. A body map, glossary, additional resources, both in print and electronic, and an index conclude the book. This is a solidly written book with interesting facts and colorful illustrations. Books are well bound with sewn binding. –Diane Cox, Field Club Elementary School Omaha Public Schools 4/4/2011" - Omaha Public Schools

April 4, 2011

Denton ISD - Wendy Marsh

"Ganeri uses a consistent format incorporating supportive color photographs, text bubbles, and maps to familiarize her reader with this desert animal. We learn of challenges faced and behavior changes exhibited on a daily basis. A picture dictionary of in-text bold-printed vocabulary follows at the end as well as resources for additional information. . . .This is a good introduction to an animal not often thought about when discussing desert animals." - Denton ISD

December 27, 2012


NSTA Recommends - Dutchie Riggsby

"For the early reader, this affordable series hits the interest spot head on. Each 24-page volume engages readers in learning about interesting desert animals—the gila monster, scorpion, roadrunner, meerkat, red kangaroo, Arabian oryx, bactrian camel, and fennec fox. The books in this series explain what the featured animal is, and then they discuss the region of the world in which the animal can be found in the wild. As a child listens to or reads these books, his or her fascination will grow with how diverse animals survive in the mysterious regions of the Earth in which temperature extremes and lack of water are common. This is a delightful series. The publisher even pre-scored the covers so their spines are not stressed when opened for the first time. The full-color photographs enhance the content, which is presented in a large print that is easy for both younger and older readers, thus encouraging parents and grandparents to read to children and help kick start a child’s interest in the book. The vocabulary encourages the sounding out of words, as they are not all primary level. Vocabulary words are printed in bold type to cue readers to look them up in the glossary. One feature that helps develop understanding of animals' survival abilities is a "body map" with descriptions of the featured animal's anatomy and behavior. The physical description of each animal supports understanding. For example, sensory parts are described (ears that are larger to hear better, keen senses of smell, and so forth). The animal’s hunting or feeding preferences are discussed, and readers learn the time of day the animal is active (when one would expect to see it). The text also ties in family habits and what the baby is called. All aspects of the animal information enrich the learner’s interest in the animals of the world. The series directs readers to find out more about the animals with web links and books. The index completes the book and provides the final link to begin the development of research skills in young readers." - NSTA Recommends

May 31, 2011

Richmond Public Schools - Dinah Emerson

"A brief text answers questions about the physical features, habitat, and behavior of Arabian oryxes over the cycle of a day and night. Each page has a colorful photo of the oryxes in their habitat. Text features include a glossary and index. Two websites are listed for further information.If studying desert animals, this title would be a good nonfiction book to share. Inquiry-based headings help children to focus on research type questions. Purchase all eight titles from the A Day in the Life: Desert Animals series. –Dinah Emerson, Ginter Park Elementary Richmond Public Schools 8/9/2012" - Richmond Public Schools

August 9, 2012

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specializes in the natural world, religion, and mythology, but is always looking for new challenges. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis, and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.

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