American Beavers

9781626172562. ea vol: 24p. (North American Animals). ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Bellwether. 2015. lib. ed. $22.95.
Gr 1–3—These selections continue the series begun in spring 2015. While the books are designed for early fluency, the authors don't shy away from using more technical terms, and the addition of charts and graphs extends the information nicely. Topics covered include appearance and size (accompanying charts provide more context and highlight unique features), diet, predators and defenses, and names for the male, female, and infant versions of the species. Most of the titles end with the next generation ready to enter adulthood.
VERDICT These attractive volumes pack a lot of material into a compact package that will be useful in a variety of ways for young readers and adults working with them.

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