Meet these famously horned mammals! This book explores features and behaviors of rhinos, including their endangered status. A folk talk explains why these animals have bumpy, folded skin.
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.
Imagine a calf weighing anywhere from fifty-five to one hundred pounds at birth. Such is the case with rhino babies. This book provides a good overview of this endangered species, including its physical features, diet, habit, and behaviors. It also touches on why it is endangered and its symbiotic relationship with the oxpecker. Content vocabulary terms appear in bold print, and the definitions are provided on the lower portion of the page. Close-up color photographs found throughout the book provide moderate support for the text; captions provide some additional information. A summary of the African folktale about the rhino’s skin is shared. Teachers will want to include this book (and the series) in their science unit on animals and use the folktale to initiate a cross-curricular lesson. No content consultant is listed. Includes a list of a few books and websites for further exploration; the list of websites includes a short summary for each. This book is one of several in the “Amazing Animals” series, which include flamingos, tortoises, geckos, vultures, whales, and more.
–Children's Literature, 10/09/2022