Grade 4-6-Simon dispels the traditionally negative images of the wolf in this photo essay. Through the appealing full-color photographs and succinct, conversational text, these dynamic, affectionate, and highly intelligent animals are shown to possess many positive traits, such as loyalty, cooperation, and adaptability. A broad range of information is touched upon lightly, including physical characteristics, habitat, hunting and diet, breeding and raising pups, and some unique facts about pack hierarchy and howling. An introduction uses imagery to conjure up the spirit of the wolf; the conclusion touches on the animal's past and questionable future. An attractive and simple introduction, but Candace Savage's Wolves (Sierra, 1989) has more to offer.
Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr. 2-4. As in Snakes (1992) and his other photo-essays about animals, Simon includes dramatic action pictures by several wildlife photographers. Each full-page photo, splendidly reproduced in full color, faces a page of plain text that gives basic information about how wolves live in the natural world, what they look like, how they hunt, how they rear their young, etc. The facts and the glorious photographs support Simon's plea for the animals' conservation. They debunk the big-bad-wolf horror stories without in any way detracting from the fierce beauty of the wolves' wild nature. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
This was a very thin paperback and I wasn't impressed with the pictures inside. I've seen more in depth books on wolves.Published 4 months ago by John
I like Seymour Simon and my grandson loves wolves, so this was a perfect match. Not only did he enjoy the pictures, he also learned interesting facts about wolves. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nancy Stokes
purchased as a Christmas gift for my 8 year old who loves wolves...this is listed as a 'core' friendly book and in my state the 'core standards' are all over the place. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lsm00
A little info about wolves - pretty much what I expected and the price was perfect !Published 10 months ago by EJD