These enchanting, fascinating creatures range in size from the Pygmy Marmosets, from a quarter of a pound to around 4 inches tall, to the largest Humboldt's Woolly monkeys, weighing in at up to 20 pounds and over 2 feet tall. For all their numbers - so far 209 species identified - these monkeys live well camouflaged, high up in the thick, tangled vegetation of the rainforest canopy. Nick Gordon's wonderful pictures and vivid text reveals their secret lives.
Did you know...
- that wooly mammoths were plant eaters?
- that they lived during the Ice Age, protected by their thick coats and layers of fat?
- that their bones were used to make shelters, jewelry and even musical instruments?
Follow Aliki back thousands of years, to the time of the wooly mammoths--the ancestors of today's modern elephants. Learn about how they lived, what they ate and how they struggled to survival against their greatest enemy--humans. And find out what the wooly mammoth can teach us about the world we live in today.
Travel back thousands of years to explore the exciting world of woolly mammoths. Learn how they lived, what they ate, and how they struggled to survive against their greatest enemy--humans.
This revised edition includes text revisions and bold new illustrations, which bring new life to this backlist classic.
'A fascinating glimpse of woolly mammoths and the cave dwellers who hunted them.' -- Starred Review/School Library Journal
The comical and colorful faces of puffins have earned them the popular name 'clowns of the sea'. On land they waddle and hop amongst rocks to and from their burrows, but once in the air, they wheel and turn with great agility and grace. The author portrays the multifarious activities of these lovable seabirds during their breeding season and reveals how they live and survive at high altitudes.
They're SSSSLITHERY SLIPPERY They creep us out But get to know them and you'll find snakes private, quiet types who just want a cool, shady place to call home. From the tip of their forked tongues, to skin that sheds, to the rattles on certain tails, these creatures have secrets all kids will love. Cool photos and fun facts slip us inside their surprising world.
Japan's sole monkey - the Japanese macaque - lives in subtropical lowlands and in subalpine regions. The monkeys live in the Japanese Alps where snow blankets the ground for most of the winter, and are affectionately called Snow Monkeys. Heather Angel unravels how these monkeys live in troops, showing them through their seasons.
If your dog could talk, what would he say?
Now you can find out why your dog wags his tail, how your dog tells you he wants to play, and what your dog is saying when he barks.
And learning to speak Dog is easy Amazing photos of kids and their canines bring dog language to life, and exciting games and tricks make learning how to speak canine fun and rewarding. Pretty soon you'll be fluent
Covering the essentials of equine care in a language appropriate for teen and preteen horse lovers, this guide provides everything young equestrians need to know to safely and enjoyably keep their horse healthy and happy. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill starts by making sure that the right animal is matched with the right rider, then progresses through feeding, grooming, behavior, safety, and health care. Encouraging their passion, Hill provides a roadmap for young horse enthusiasts to responsibly care for their cherished companion.
Here's the ultimate guide for the young dinosaur enthusiast who craves the latest information from the lost world of prehistoric animals. With its winning combination of dramatic artwork, and exciting, narrative text, this title goes far beyond the basic facts about dinosaurs, presenting up-to-date information from dinosaur experts and realistic color illustrations by top dinosaur artists. Find out where the world's most important excavations are located and how scientists piece together tiny clues that help them reconstruct these incredible beasts. See Oviraptors babysitting their young in late cretaceous Mongolia. Escape from a pack of Deinonychus in prehistoric Wyoming. The colorful spreads include a geological time-scale that helps the inquisitive reader locate the appearance of the various species of dinosaur. Finally, discover how some of the creatures that shared the dinosaurs' world survived the catastrophe that experts believe led to the dinosaurs' extinction. A special reference section at the end of the book provides an at-a-glance family tree of these fascinating prehistoric animals, along with a helpful illustrated glossary and index.