- Age Range: 9 - 11 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Lexile Measure: 1160 (What's this?)
- Series: 5 Animals
- Hardcover: 64 pages
- Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (October 21, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554553563
- ISBN-13: 978-1554553563
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gr 4–6—Dagg, a remarkable pioneer in giraffe studies, shares deep insight into the lives of these creatures, tracing their evolution and discussing the threats they face (captivity, extinction). Five specific giraffes, along with their life stories, are introduced to educate readers on giraffe behavior, biology, mating, diet, habitat, and more. Readers will meet the likes of Lmara, a reticulated giraffe in Kenya, and Msitu, a five-year-old giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado. The large, clear photos are a mix of Dagg's own and well-selected stock images. This material is presented expertly for students in search of data for an animal report and for bighearted souls who wish to be guided on how to make a positive difference for the animals. VERDICT Written by a heroic living scientist, this is a worthy purchase for animal collections.—Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA
"Author and scientist Dagg has spent her life studying giraffes and brings her considerable knowledge to this comprehensive overview, which not only introduces giraffe evolution, diet, social behaviors, and anatomy but contextualizes this information within a framework of conservation. [...] Heartwarming photos of giraffes galloping, browsing, and nuzzling their calves simply add to the book's overall effectiveness. Concluding resources and tips for becoming a "giraffe guardian" will guide readers, who will come away wanting to join the fight to save these gentle giants."
— Booklist Starred Reviewed
"Dagg, a remarkable pioneer in giraffe studies, shares deep insight into the lives of these creatures, tracing their evolution and discussing the threats they face (captivity, extinction). . . This material is presented expertly for students in search of data for an animal report and for bighearted souls who wish to be guided on how to make a positive difference for the animals.
"VERDICT Written by a heroic living scientist, this is a worthy purchase for animal collections."
— School Library Journal
"5 Giraffes is an engaging and informative book about the habits and challenges of the world's giraffes. All the right components of a good information book are included: good design, well written text, relevant informative photographs, index, glossary, bibliography and image credits.[...] This book is highly recommended for both school and public libraries."
— Resource Links
"These stories bring the reader into personal contact with each giraffe in an engaging way, helping to evoke empathy for the plight of the species. . . Top quality, appealing photographs strengthen the book, allowing the reader to closely examine details discussed in the text. A couple of maps are included to show locations of threatened populations. Sketches augment the description of how a giraffe walks and gets up. The book is cleverly designed with photos framed with different shapes and using various placement on the pages to enhance interest. 5 Giraffes offers a wealth of detail about giraffes in a well-presented package, and its attractive, easy to access design will encourage careful reading.
— CM Magazine
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