This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of eagles, describing the powerful raptors’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why humans respect eagles.
Part of the Planeta animal (2022) series
Travel the planet and study the wonderfully diverse world of animals! Get up close with leaping lemurs and strutting peacocks in this popular series translated into North American Spanish. Beautiful photography and STEM-appropriate text examine the creature‚Äôs appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal‚Äôs appearance or behavior.
This addition to the Spanish-language Planeta animal series (10 titles) introduces el águila, the eagle, through STEM-appropriate text that explores the bird’s significant attributes: size, color and plumage, speed, habitat, diet, life cycle, and general behavior. Interspersed among the information are illustrations and full-page photographs that focus on the animal’s day-to-day life. The text highlights vocabulary words, defined in footnotes rather than a glossary, and the large font, earth-tone color palette, and crisp photography lend themselves well to a young audience. Each page also features fun facts, some of which are showcased in the back matter. Riggs aims to cultivate respect and awe for the eagle, and for planet Earth and its creatures in general, and readers will revel in the spellbinding photos while learning about these remarkably strong birds of prey.
–Stephanie Cohen, Booklist, 04/01/2021