Animals On The Go

Paperback | August 8, 2003

byJessica BrettIllustratorRichard Cowdrey

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Meet some of the fastest animals on earth and learn what makes them run.

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Meet some of the fastest animals on earth and learn what makes them run.

Jessica Brett is a published author of children's books.Richard Cowdrey is well known for illustrating many beautiful children’s picture books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Bad Dog, Marley! Over the past twenty five years he has worked with most of the top publishers: Harper Collins, Scholastic Inc., Simon & Schuster, Zon...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.5 × 6.08 × 0.1 inPublished:August 8, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152048278

ISBN - 13:9780152048273

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Grade 1-2-An introduction to a variety of fast-moving animals such as wild horses, ostriches, rabbits, bobcats, and cheetahs. The text is presented in a large, easy-to-read type that makes it appropriate for newly independent readers. However, the use of simple language limits the amount of information that can be presented, and the oversimplification can sometimes be misleading. For example, the text states that, "A mouse is little, but it's quick! Animals must be quick to catch things to eat." This makes it sound as though mice run to catch food, when in fact they're usually running to avoid being caught by a predator. An unlabeled map featuring pictures of the animals superimposed on their respective continents is also somewhat vague as it's often unclear just where these creatures live. The single- or double-page color pictures of the animals in motion are framed and appear flat and stiff. There's not enough factual material for kids working on reports, and the book is not compelling enough to make for interesting browsing. Many better books serve the same purpose.Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library