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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; First Printing edition (August 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580174450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580174459
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Dedicated equestrians will want Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids by Cherry Hill. The comprehensive guide helps children and their parents choose the right horse and gives guidelines for safe handling and proper care. Full-color illustrations and photographs appear throughout; a glossary, index and extensive resource listings are also provided. Raptors!: A Kid's Guide to Birds of Prey by Christyna and Ren Laubach and Charles W.G. Smith guides bird watchers with information about their appearance, wingspan, call, habitat and more.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 4-7. This large-format book provides a fine overview of North American raptors, birds of prey distinguished by their excellent eyesight, sharp talons, and hooked beaks. After describing their characteristics and behavior, the book introduces individual species within family groups: vultures, hawks, falcons, barn owls, and true owls. A typical page in this section comprises common and scientific names of the bird, a paragraph of information that differentiates it from other birds, two photos, a flight silhouette, a range map, and notations of its size, call, habitat, migration, and favorite foods. There is also advice on bird-watching and efforts to save endangered species. Well-designed projects (from dissecting an owl pellet to making a nestbox) are followed by a glossary and extensive lists of hawk-watching sites, raptor centers, banding demonstration sites, books, videos, organizations, and Web sites related to birds in general and raptors in particular. Illustrated with colored ink-and-wash pictures as well as photos. Carolyn Phelan
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My son really likes this book.
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I recommend this book wholeheartedly as a gift for young people to inspire a love of nature.
oteta
If you have a young raptor watcher in your life, Raptor!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Allen on December 11, 2002
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I've been teaching raptor biology for two decades to all ages of humans, and this is the most thorough, attractively designed, and accurate kids-oriented book on birds of prey I've seen. Kudos to the Laubachs, who obviously did their homework, and produced both an activity guide and a reference book on all the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey of the US and Canada. If you have a young raptor watcher in your life, Raptor! would be outstanding for ages 7 to 17, however, the photos and excellent natural history would render it enjoyable for all ages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Krahn on July 31, 2008
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We got this for my 5 year old who is a raptor lover. The pictures are simply fantastic and even though he can not read the book yet, it makes it so easier for parents to explain since the book is meant to be for children so the language is easy to understand. Saying that the rest of my childen love this book too (a 7, 10 and a 12 year old). I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Birdman on July 16, 2008
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As a volunteer educator for one of the nation's leading Raptor organizations, I think this beautiful book is one of the finest Raptor surveys in print for young readers. This richly illustrated digest helps readers browse topics ranging from anatomy, behavior and habitat -- to binoculars, migration, bird watching and simple ecology. There are also enough profiles of common species to serve as a simple field guide.

The text is so concise and balanced, the book will be as fascinating to adults as it is to independent readers and pre-teens. Whenever I conduct interpretive tours for young people, there is no book I recommend as often or with greater enthusiasm. A must for the family library, and a treasure trove for visual learners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Egeler on December 27, 2007
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My thirteen year old son got this book for Christmas after scouring local bookstores for it. He loves it. The pictures are beautiful and the information appropriate for his age.
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By Beth H. Hartronft on January 1, 2009
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I purchased this book for a 12 year old neighbor boy so he could identify the various hawks in our area. I looked at it, and it's such a good book I'm buying one for myself! I like this book better than the "grown up" one I bought for myself! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Raptors and who needs a good guide to identify them. It has a great "quick guide" in the back to identify the type of Raptor based on their sillouette in flight. Fantastic!
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By hikingbennette on September 13, 2012
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Raptor is a great book for educators. Large, full color photos capture both children and adult's attention. Great information without being too long to read. Silouttes make for easy identification. All the birds of prey in one book without feeling like too much information is crammed into one book. I really like this book and recommend it for anyone with kids or just wanting good, basic inforamtion on raptors.
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By Amazon Customer on December 25, 2010
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We live in Florida... so there are a lot of Raptors to see. I bought this to go with a pair of binoculars as a Christmas gift for my grandson. The book is written for a young adult (not child) which is good. He won't outgrow the book. Yet, it is loaded with information that any adult can learn from. Includes a Journal for him to record his observations. Glad I bought it.
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My ten year old grandson is enthralled by raptors. I gave him this book for Christmas. He immediately took it to the table and began reading and sketching the birds. He had to be pried away to open his other presents. I asked him if he liked it. He said, "I LOVE it".
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