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Dec 05 2019

Through the animal kingdom by Derek Harvey

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Illus. by Charlotte Pepper. DK, Penguin Random House, 2019. ISBN: 9780241355442.
Recommended for library collections for younger Primary students. Themes: Animals, Environment. In this book the globe and all continents are traversed, revealing the animals that reside in various environmental regions in the world from the Arctic Tundra to Antarctica. With small paragraphs to describe behaviour or adaptations that enable survival, this is a book that provides an overview only, with little benefit for inquiry learning or research for younger students.
The illustrations by Charlotte Pepper combine collage and photographic representations to realistically represent the environment and array of animals that can be seen in the different habitats.
Carolyn Hull

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