Guided Reading Level: VGrade Level Equivalent: 5
A 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council) From the rain forests of the Amazon to the plains of Africa, Land Mammals of the World guides you on an exploration of the world's most fascinating mammals.Land Mammals of the World will take you on a journey of exploration of the world's most fascinating mammals, from the fierce Grizzly Bear of North America, to the leaping kangaroos of Australia. Naturalists in the making can imagine themselves immersed in exotic habitats both near and far, from the rain forests of the Amazon to the grassy plains of Africa. This naturalist's notebook gives budding biologists and zoologists the opportunity to explore new and unfamiliar species by providing fascinating facts about each featured mammal, including its scientific name, average size, habitat, and diet, as well as the subtle differences between subspecies. From the great apes of the jungle, to the swift cheetahs of the savanna, to the hulking rhinoceri, adventure awaits as you travel across the globe to catch a glimpse of the world's most wondrous mammals. Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018!
Juan Carlos Alonso is an award-winning Cuban American graphic designer, creative director, and illustrator. He has more than thirty years of experience in the graphic design/illustration field. In 1992, he founded Alonso & Company, a creative boutique specializing in branding, design, and advertising. He has been working with clients of all sizes from Fortune 500 to local businesses and has forged strong relationships with companies including the NBA franchise The Miami Heat, Bacardi Rum, Ryder System, Pitney Bowes, and Capitol Records. Alonso & Company has attained international acclaim for work in advertising and graphic design. Alonso's passion for nature has taken him around the world, from Australia to the Galapagos Islands, to study animals. Along with his work in the graphic arts, he is also an accomplished wildlife sculptor focusing mostly on prehistoric animals. He is also a three-time winner of the Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council) and Ancient Earth Journal:The Late Jurassic was named Prehistoric Book of the Year by the readers of Prehistoric Times magazine.