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 - New Edition series
From scaly alligators to furry pandas, and from sprinting cheetahs to swooping owls, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series translated into Spanish text 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 reissued title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s 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