On the Hunt with Grizzly Bears
From the Series Ultimate Predators
Grizzly bears are top predators in their habitats. Their enormous size, keen senses, and ultra-sharp teeth and claws make them one of nature’s greatest hunters. Learn about their lives and see them hunt down prey.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Sandra Markle
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
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“Canine teeth that are long and sharp are one of the features of this predator, the grizzly bear. This book begins with a description of the fierce grizzly, then continues with its physical characteristics and features that make it a top predator in the food chain. Read how the mother bear cares for her cubs and prepares them for survival. The “Wow” insets provide additional information about this animal. Color photographs illustrate some of the features of the grizzly. General facts about this bear are summarized and can be found at the back of the book along with a glossary and an index. Includes an acknowledgment for content consultants. The author’s note includes the challenges the grizzly bears face for their survival. Children with an interest in animals in the food chain will find this title helpful for understanding the apex predator. Teachers may find this and other books in the “Ultimate Predators” series to be a good addition for a study unit on food chains (specifically predators). Independent research will be needed to locate additional resources on the topic. Other series books feature animals such as eagles, sharks, and owls to name a few. Reviewer Rating: 4" –Children’s Literature
“Clear, lively language takes readers right into the predator’s world with effective use of statistics, narrative descriptions, and analogies. . . . First-rate presentations on a popular subject area.”—School Library Journal