Meet the biggest mammal in North America! Introduce elementary kids to bison, including the European species called wisent. As national mammals of the United States, bison are captivating shaggy beasts that roam plains and forests. Readers explore this animal‚Äôs features like its distinctive shoulder hump and behaviors like wallowing with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end story shares a Native American folk tale of how the bison have got its hump. 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.