Meet some of the biggest birds in the world! Introduce elementary kids to pink flamingos and their lives in the wild. With their long legs, flamingos can easy wade through shallow soda lakes to scoop up fish. These large wading birds need a running start in order take flight. Readers explore this bird’s behaviors, and habitats, features, including why its feathers are pink, with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale from South America shares why flamingos like salty water. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.
Part of the Amazing Animals - New Edition series
From tree-chomping beavers to waddling penguins, and from galloping wild horses to prowling tigers, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each new title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.
With its long, slender neck and legs, as well as its red, orange, or pink feathers, the flamingo quite literally stands out from other birds. Color photographs capture the beauty of these large birds, and captions add information for most of the snapshots. The main text provides general information about the flamingo, including its physical features, diet, and habitat of this. Vocabulary words are boldly printed in blueish gray within the text and defined at the bottom of the page. A small world map shows the areas where flamingos live. An engaging feature of this book is the inclusion of a brief folktale about the flamingo, supporting cross-curricular learning. No content consultant is noted but readers will find a list of additional books and websites for further learning. This book is part of the “Amazing Animals” series, which aims to provide introductory information and stunning photographs of each featured animal. Teachers will find the book (and series) to be a wonderful addition for a science unit on animals or birds. Younger children may enjoy listening to the text read aloud and examining the photos.
–Children's Literature, 10/09/2022