Cheetah by Meredith Costain


Cheetah by Meredith Costain

The leading media brand for all things animal, this is an exciting and innovative book program that continues to deliver engaging, high-quality information about the animal kingdom. Launched in 1997, Animal Planet today has a unique global reach. It is broadcast in more than 96 million US households and 165 other countries, in 24 languages. An illustrated and evocative narrative weaves a story around the life cycle of a young animal as it grows into an adult. Stunning illustrations capture the essence of an animal's character, behavior, distinctive features, and habitat. Excellent for reading aloud and for budding young readers to read alone.


School Library JournalPersonal in their stories, the texts present a lively look at the creatures from birth to parenthood. Each book is chock-full of large, realistic illustrations that keep pace with the simple narratives.. . . Focusing on popular animals, these eye-catching and approachable volumes will appeal to children reading on their own, to classroom teachers, and to homeschoolers. Tulsa Book ReviewThe illustrations that accompany the text are so realistic they almost seem like photographs. . . . With careful choices of how they show the hunt, the book also manages to be realistic about hunting without drifting into blood and gore. The text is short and simple, and because it's told in the first person brings a personal feeling to the story. . . . I'm sure many teachers will look forward to collecting this entire series. Wrapped in Foil BlogHigh-quality book . . . and you can feel the caliber starting with [it's] well-crafted covers. . . . Written for the beginning readers, with large illustrations full of color and texture. This book would be great to accompany a trip to the zoo or a unit on life cycles.

About the Author

Professor Phil Whitfield is a lecturer in zoology, biology, and parasitology at King's College, University of London. He is also an author and consultant, producing books on science, technology, and especially the life sciences. His past works have been shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulence Prize for sceince writing. He lives in London, UK.

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32 pages


Meredith Costain
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Publication date

19th September 2011



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