This revised edition surveys key aspects of polar bears, describing the swimming Arctic mammals' appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have short tails.
Part of the Planeta animal 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, now translated into North American Spanish, 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.
Whether readers are looking for information to use for a school project or want to learn more about their favorite animals, there's something for everyone in this comprehensive, Common Core–aligned nonfiction series. Each of the books in this 10-volume series focuses on a different animal. Crocodiles, dolphins, giraffes, monkeys, snakes, and more are featured in abundant, full-color photographs and sections of text that are detailed without overwhelming the reader. The animals' habitats are accurately represented in well-translated text, which includes cross-disciplinary vocabulary that will provide additional context to the reader. Short stories about the cultural significance of each animal are presented at the end of each book. The volumes are short, making this adequate for supplementing an already robust or larger collection. With an attractive format, sensational imagery shines in this exciting series for animal lovers.
–School Library Journal, 04/01/2020