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A Panda's World
This title covers these subjects: Endangered species., Giant panda., Pandas.
A Panda's World
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A Panda's World

Describes the development of a baby giant panda to its maturity.

Reading LevelGrades PreK-2
Interest LevelGrades K-2
ATOS Level3.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #103779
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Science Books & Films - Edward I. Saiff

"A Panda's World is an outstanding book for young readers. The book presents a great deal of information on pandas in a most straightforward way. Many youngsters are taken with pandas because they are cute and are on display at several big-city zoos. Since pandas come from just a few remote regions of China, there is a certain mystery associated with them, so youngsters generally are eager to read about them. Pandas live in the mountain forests of Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces of China. Their diet is pretty much limited to bamboo. When born, they weigh about 4 ounces and are roughly the size of a stick of butter. By 6 weeks the baby panda weighs 6 pounds, and by 12 weeks the panda weighs 13 pounds and already has the characteristic back-and-white fur pattern. A six-month-old panda still depends on its mother for milk, but can climb trees and chew on leaves. A year and a half after the birth, the panda's mother leaves, and from then on the baby must fend for itself. The book describes some of the important events in the first 18 months of a panda's life, using compelling writing style and creative illustrations. Accompanying the text are a list of interesting facts about pandas, a glossary of terms used, the titles of several additional books to read about pandas, and a URL of a Web site that is safe for children. Young readers of this engaging book surely will want to learn more about pandas and their natural environment. Perhaps parents and teachers will be in a position to use pandas as an example of an endangered species, so that readers will better understand how fragile an environment we all live in. I recommend this book for school, public, and home libraries. Best Books for Children 2006" - Science Books & Films

July 30, 2006

School Library Journal - Suzanne Myers Harold

"These titles trace the lives of four animals from birth to maturity. Each book reads like a story with scientific details woven into the narrative. Events described are typical and not overtly fictionalized. For example, while the panda cub waits for his mother to return with food, he watches a squirrel, two takin, and a golden pheasant. Each book begins with a few facts about the animal and concludes with a location map and a list of "fun facts." Small text boxes provide additional information without interrupting the narrative flow. Other animals common to each habitat are shown and labeled. The large, cut-paper illustrations are generally successful; occassionally, they appear awkward and flat (particularly the image of the mother panda holding her newborn). For Web sites, the readers are directed to the FactHound site with a 10-digit code to enter. A list of sites then appears, but not are all specifically related (the code for pandas brings up sites about mammals, including the American bison and beavers). These titles work well as read-alouds and provide enough factual information for simple reports." - School Library Journal

June 1, 2006



Science Book & Films

Best Books for Children 2006

February 1, 2007

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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