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A Koala's World
This title covers these subjects: Animal babies., Animal behavior., Koala -- Australia.
A Koala's World
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A Koala's World

Among the treetops of an Australian forest, a baby koala is born. She quickly crawls into the safety of her mother’s pouch. When she’s older, the young koala eats leaves and rides on the mother’s back. Climb into this book and find out what happens in a koala’s world.

 
Dewey599.2/5
  
Reading LevelGrades K-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
GRLL
ATOS Level3.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #120246
  
  
ISBN978-1-4048-9760-1
PublisherPicture Window Books
Copyright2008
  
Page Count24
LanguagesEnglish
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price
$39.99
 


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Amazon.com - D. Fowler, Dragonfly77

"If you think you are a picky eater, you might want to take a look at the koala. There are approximately "600 different kinds of eucalyptus trees in Australia" and the koala snubs all but forty of them. Each and every leaf has to pass a sniff test and "if the leaf does not smell right" it is discarded. The koala certainly adds new meaning to the word "picky!" Koalas live in Australia in two groups, the northern and southern. The koala discussed in this book is the northern Queensland koala. The koala is a marsupial (nonplacental mammal) who conducts most of her business in trees including giving birth there. When she is ready, she will finish eating, find "a wide branch" and have her baby. When the baby is born, it is "about the size of a jelly bean." It finds its way along its mother's belly and into a pouch where she drinks milk. The baby will snuggle in the pouch for about seven months while her mother continues to dine on her favorite foods and sleep for an amazing 18 to 20 hours a day. When she is ready to explore the world, she will stay close to her mother, but will use her claws and feet to climb. In this mesmerizing book you will learn about the koala's physical characteristics, where they live, what they eat, their scientific classification, you'll learn about their predators, their territorial needs, how they mark their territories and more! This is one book of eight in Caroline Arnold's "Animal Series." This book was very well written and researched. It has a nice literary way of discussing the koala which I found very appealing as will most children, especially the reluctant reader. The book starts off with several basics, but within two pages we are right up in a tree with a koala who has "a plump body and round ears" that makes her look "like a living teddy bear." There are numerous informative captions that accompany the text. For example, when discussing the koala territory, we find that "A male koala has a special scent gland on his chest. It produces smelly oil." The cut paper illustrations are wonderful and will amaze the reader. In the back of the book is a territory map, some "Koala Fun Facts," a glossary and additional recommended book and web site resources (FactHound). If you read one in this series, you're going to want them all! http://www.amazon.com/Koalas-World-Caroline-Arnolds-Animals/dp/1404839844/ref=cm_cr-mr-title" - Amazon.com

September 19, 2009

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Phyllis Kennemer

"Queensland koalas, part of the northern group of these marsupials, are introduced with a page of facts about where they live, what they eat, and how big they are. A baby koala, called a joey, is only the size of a jelly bean when it is born. It crawls into its mother’s pouch and drinks milk there for seven months. Then it emerges, but stays close to the mother as it learns survival skills. Koalas spend most of their lives in eucalyptus or gum trees, eating buds and leaves. They sleep on sturdy branches for 18 to 20 hours each day. Koalas moving from one tree to another must be on the lookout for predators, such as foxes, dingoes, and wild dogs. After a year of living with its mother, the young koala leaves to find its own place in the forest and to continue the cycle of life. Full-color illustrations of koalas fill most of the pages. Inset boxes on some pages provide information beyond the text. Special features include a map of Australia, fun facts, a glossary, a bibliography, a list of suggested websites, and an index. Part of “Caroline Arnold’s Animals” series." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008

Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold is the author of 150 books for children. Her many honors include awards from the American Library Association, P.E.N., the National Science Teachers Association, and the Washington Post / Children's Book Guild. Caroline’s interest in animals and the outdoors began when she was a child growing up in Minnesota. After majoring in art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, she received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa. Caroline lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Art, a neuroscientist.

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