Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great Migrations by Elizabeth Carney

Carney, Elizabeth. Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move, 45 pgs. National Geographic, 2010. $17.95. NONFICTION. This book is based on the National Geographic television event and includes an array of stunning photographs. Author Elizabeth Carney gives a brief introduction about migrations and of the making of the television event. Each animal is given a two-page picture spread followed by interesting facts, corresponding maps, numbers, the amount of travel, why each species migrates, and the dangers each species faces. For example, army ants travel about 6 miles each year (page 34). This book makes learning about migration assessable to younger readers and entertaining. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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