Gray Wolves: Howling Pack Mammals.
Gray Wolves: Howling Pack Mammals
Rebecca E. Hirsch, author
241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401
9781467755771, $26.65, 32pp, www.lernerbooks.com
From the juvenile nonfiction series Comparing Animal Traits comes "Gray Wolves: Howling Pack Mammals," an exciting color photo-illustrated book of introduction to the gray wolf, with chapters of information on what they look like, where they live, pack life, and the life cycle of the gray wolf. Stunning natural portrait photos of gray wolf families in the wild stud the pages of this elementary nonfiction series. Simple comparative trait charts help students to compare the gray wolf species with other mammal species including the manatee, giant panda, African lion, the moose, and the dwarf mongoose. A gray wolf trait chart offers further categorized comparisons to the coyote, red fox, and snowshoe hare, in addition to the manatee, giant panda, African lion, moose, and dwarf mongoose. A glossary defines specialized vocabulary along with a selected bibliography and Further Information section, and further educational resources are found on, www.lerneresource.com. A color coded world map shows gray wolf habitat areas and special extra bites of information are highlighted in sidebars with additional fine nature portrait photographs. "Gray Wolves: Howling Pack Animals" is attractive reading for students age 7-11. Also recommended are the following titles from the Comparing Animal Traits series: "Humpback Whales: Musical Migrating Mammals" (9781467755795, $26.65), "Platypuses: Web-Footed Billed Mammals" (9781467755818, $26.65), and "Vampire Bats: Nighttime Flying Mammals" (9781467758796, $26.65), all also by Rebecca E. Hirsch.