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A Giraffe Grows Up
This title covers these subjects: Giraffe., Animal babies., Animal behavior.
A Giraffe Grows Up
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A Giraffe Grows Up

A giraffe is born on the African savanna. He has many life skills to learn before he can live on his own. Follow along as this small creature becomes one of the tallest land mammals on Earth.

Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
Lexile Level590L
AR Points3.9
AR Quiz #112471
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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Science Books & Films - Marvin Druger

"The three books of this series concern how certain animals grow up and their adaptive behavior as they mature. The books feature a giraffe, a jaguar, and a kangaroo, respectively. All of the books follow the same format. Upon opening each one, the reader is struck by the decorative stripes that are repeated inside the front and back covers. In each book, the life cycle of the animal is described with attractive, colorful illustrations. In addition to the general narrative, each page has a small, rectangular box that contains a factoid of interest. The story starts with a young animal and ends with a fully grown animal. Some of the adaptive behaviors of the animal at different ages are described. Near the end of the book, there is a drawing of the adult animal, with labels indicating anatomical features. Then, a world map shows the main geographical region where the animal is found. There is also a glossary of terms. Finally, literature and Web references are cited for more information and an index completes the book. Overall, these books are well organized and well illustrated with narratives that are interesting and appealing. The presentation nicely integrated entertainment and education. Children will enjoy these titles very much and will learn from them." - Science Books & Films

September 1, 2007

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter - Triss Robinson

"...beautifully presented through stunning illustrations and informative text. In the early grades, this book would be excellent as a read aloud during a science lesson about animals. The text is easily comprehended, and even nonreaders would be able to understand the information. . . .This is a fun, interesting, and informative book about the tallest land mammal on earth." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter

October 1, 2012



Children's Book Committee & Bank Street College of Education

2008 The Best Children's Books of the Year

January 1, 2008

Amanda Doering Tourville

Amanda Doering Tourville

Amanda Doering Tourville is the author of more than 15 books for children. Her book Rain Forest ABC: An Alphabet Book (Capstone Press, 2004) was nominated for the 2005-2006 Mocking Bird Award. The same book was also on the American Library Association's booklist of Outstanding Science Read-Alouds. Amanda currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and her chinchilla. She loves animals and would have an entire zoo if she could. She also enjoys traveling and photographing wonderful, exotic places. Her photography has been featured in books and magazines.

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