Hop with the kangaroo and waddle with the wombat! This vibrant series invites readers to travel to the continent of Australia and meet its most unique animals. A colorful design, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce readers to each animal's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Interesting information about Australia is also given, leaving readers with a deeper understanding of the land down under and its incredible animals! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF003000, JNF038030, JNF051150|
|Imprint||Big Buddy Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8.25|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Australian Animals – Library Media Connection
Visually pleasing pages filled with full color photographs and highlighted by informational balloons will entice students. The size, format, amount of information, layout, and design of this series are just right for primary grade beginning researchers. Recommended.
Australian Animals – Horn Book Guide
Clear writing and simple vocabulary make it a useful choice for independent reading. Occasional “Uncovered!” sidebars along with close-up photos of the friendly looking title animal enhance the volume.
Australian Animals – School Library Journal
Each volume begins with an explanation of continental drift, so readers can understand why Australia’s animals are unique, and includes a spread of general information about the “Continent Down Under.” Students learn about the featured animal’s range, size, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and obstacles to survival. Some of the most interesting tidbits can be found in a fascinating-facts section near the end of every book. . . . One or two large color photographs grace each spread, along with a few paragraphs of text and “Uncovered!” side boxes that look like they are popping through the page. This is a high-interest topic; these books will likely attract browsers as well as researchers.