Meet Earth‚Äôs largest animal! Introduce elementary kids to whales and their underwater lives. From the white belugas to the giant humpbacks, whales are magnificent ocean creatures. Readers explore the many different kinds of whales, including both toothed and baleen whales, their features, behaviors, sounds, and migration habits, all with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale tells why the Maori people from New Zealand use to ride whales. 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 (2022) series
From tool-wielding chimpanzees to tree-hammering woodpeckers, and from pouncing cougars to swimming sea turtles, 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 updated title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.
Readers, take note: Some of the largest whales can be one hundred feet long and four hundred thousand pounds. Read to learn more about this huge mammal that lives in the ocean. This book includes information about the creature’s physical features, diet, habitat, and behaviors. Color photographs and captions throughout the book add enjoyment and support comprehension of new material. For example, see the snapshot of the whale spy-hopping or look at the close-up photo of the baleen. Vocabulary words are featured in bold, blue-gray print and defined at the bottom of the page where they appear. A special feature of the book is a Maorian folktale about the whale, which provides an interesting, cross-curricular extension. Includes a list of a few books and websites for further exploration; the list of websites includes a short summary for each. No content consultant is listed. This title is part of the “Amazing Animals” series; all of the books in the collection follow a similar presentation and format. Teachers will want to supplement their science unit on animal study with this book (or collection).
–Children's Literature, 10/09/2022