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|Even more lesser spotted animals|
Author: Brown, Martin
Reveals the stories of more of the world's unseen and unsung creatures.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.90
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 505309
Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/19)
School Library Journal (07/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2019 Gr 1–4–Brown illuminates the lives of animals in the most fun and informative way. His text and illustrations about lesser-known animals make for a laugh-out-loud and insightful work that smoothly flows from beginning to end. Even the endpapers are instructive and compelling. Before the title page, a snout appears above the waterline: "Who's there?" The answer is located in the text and confirmed in the final endpaper. Back matter reflects the book's tight organization throughout, where physical features, habitat, diet, memorable facts, and more are revealed. These animals originate from all over the world, and the text includes their endangered status. The eight possible statuses are clearly explained, from data deficient to extinct. End matter contains a well-written glossary and one more fun-filled fact. VERDICT This rare find takes readers to enjoyable heights. A delightful and highly engaging work.—Nancy Call, formerly at Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 07/01/2019 Employing the same format as Lesser Spotted Animals (2017), this follow-up offers readers information about even more unusual creatures. Some—like the white-ringed ribbon seal and Blaineville’s beaked whale, which has two tusks pointing up from its weird shaped beak—are so rare that scientists don’t know whether they’re threatened or not. Others, like the vicious yellow-throated marten or the patas monkey (the fastest monkey on earth!), are quite common and going strong (for now) in their native habitats. The rest are threatened by poaching or habitat destruction—part of Brown’s goal in this engagingly written title is to educate readers about lesser-known species that are no less deserving of conservation than the big guys. Each two-page spread features an animal or related animals with a humorous, page-filling cartoon illustration, a few clever paragraphs of information, and inset boxes of stats and facts. The wry tone and big-eyed animals make this very appealing, but it’s the unusual creatures that will draw in animal lovers, especially those who are bored by the usual selection in animal-fact books. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.