An Australian Outback Food Chain

A Who-Eats-What Adventure

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Welcome to the Australian Outback! As your jeep bumps along an empty road, the dry, dusty land all around you bakes in the heat. But the Outback is full of life, from a frilled lizard snapping at bush flies to a kangaroo family munching on grass. Day and night in the Outback, the hunt is on to find food—and to avoid becoming someone else’s next meal. All living things are connected to one another in a food chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and insect to animal. What path will you take to follow the food chain through the Outback? Will you … Run with a pack of dingos? Lurk with a saltwater crocodile as it stalks its prey? Swoop through the night sky with a ghost bat? Follow all three chains and many more on this who-eats-what adventure!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-724-7
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JNF051050, JNF051100, JNF003000
Dewey 577.540994
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 730
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 128524
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The interconnections created by the choices effectively illustrate the complexity of food webs while providing information about the plants and animals that form the components. Lively, engaging writing helps sustain interest. The back matter will assist report writers, and the possibility of choosing among options to create numerous ‘plots’ will entice a broad audience to learn about life in unfamiliar places.” —School Library Journal

Author: Donald Wojahn

Author: Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Becky is a school librarian by day and writer by night (well, actually very early mornings). Her natural habitat is the temperate forests of northwestern Wisconsin, where she shares her den with a husband, two animal-loving sons, and two big black dogs. She is the co-author of all twelve books in the Follow That Food Chain series, as well as the biography, Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes.

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Follow That Food Chain

Play the food chain game! This interactive series shows animals in their habitats while illuminating curriculum concepts related to food webs and biomes. The game-like format allows readers to choose a starting animal, then follow a food chain by selecting among options of what each… View available downloads →