Wild About Bears
A comprehensive look at the world’s eight bear species.
Discover shared traits and behaviors as well as unique characteristics of the polar bear, brown bear, North American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda. Readers will marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world.
Jeannie Brett’s stunning artwork, coupled with her thorough research, bring each bear and habitat to life. Appended with a glossary and an illustrated world map that shows the location of bear habitats.
This book is good for your brain because it provides:
Dual-level text; conservation information; links to geography, ecology, and biology
My daughter adores bears. As such, Wild About Bears is a great new addition to her small library. From it, she learned a lot of interesting details about the eight different bear species. For each bear, the book provides the common names for them, the approximate size, (I wish that they would put an illustration of an average man standing next to a bear so that kids could visualize its size much more easily. For example, a brown bear could weight between 200 to 1000 lbs. My daughter could not grasp what 1000 lbs of bear would look like), description of the bear's appearance and its habitat. While I thought the illustrations of the bears were nice, I especially liked the world map that shows where the bears lived. My daughter did not realized that different bears reside in vastly different regions, so the world map was very useful in demonstrating that. As a parent, I also liked habitat glossary. The list was great for learning new vocabulary. I used it to explain my daughter how different parts of the world has different landscape, and the glossary was really helpful for that reason.
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