Beastly biomes

Carly Allen-Fletcher

Book - 2019

"Animals, like people, live in many different environments called biomes. Deserts, forests, wetlands, and oceans support a wide range of animals and plants. Discover the different types of biomes and the creatures that live and thrive in those unique environments."--

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Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Picture books
Published
[Berkeley] : Creston Books, LLC [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Audience
Age 7-11.
ISBN
9781939547545
1939547547
Main Author
Carly Allen-Fletcher (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

This introduction to biomes opens with an overview of five main types: aquatic, forest, grassland, desert, and tundra. Distinctions within biomes, such as hot deserts versus polar deserts, are addressed later in the text. The bulk of the volume comprises lush double-­page spreads of these biomes, filled with common animals and more unusual examples from around the world. The savanna, for instance, depicts giraffes and an elephant, as well as a pangolin and hoopoe birds. While each spread gives a short explanation of the biome and an interesting fact about the animal, it is not meant to be comprehensive. The patterned, vibrant illustrations in golden hues for the plains, lush greens for the rain forest, rainbow colors for the ocean, and more are instead meant for browsing readers to glean information about representative animals and their environments. The visuals continue with concluding infographics. A pie chart, appearing as a turtle-shaped Earth, reveals the planetary proportions of each biome. Endpapers sport the location of the biomes across the continents. A beautiful supplement to support elementary science. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Lavishly illustrated wildlife spreads depict a variety of thriving natural-world environments, revealing how animals, birds and fish all have distinctive and unexpected places where they create their homes. By the creator of Animal Antipodes.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Animals, like people, live in many different environments called biomes. Deserts, forests, wetlands, and oceans support a wide range of animals and plants. Discover the different types of biomes and the creatures that live and thrive in those unique environments."--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

What kinds of animals live in the different environments Earth supports? This book shows how animals, birds, and fish all have a distinctive place to thrive, creating homes in unexpected places.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Describes the many different biomes on Earth, including deserts, forests, wetlands, and oceans, and identifies some of the animals that live and thrive in each environment.