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City Critters

Wildlife in the Urban Jungle

by Nicholas Read

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When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese – not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes – manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?

About the Author
Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and journalism instructor who has written 10 books for children including two series about the Great Bear Rainforest with Ian McAllister. He lives in Vancouver.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
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4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12

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Association of Book Publishers of BC
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City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle

Interesting anecdotes, colourful pictures and engaging writing result in an outstanding book that will strongly appeal to a wide range of readers. Its unique message — many kinds of animals have moved into the cities with us and they are here to stay — make it a great addition to any library or classroom collection. Read explains how a combination of habitat loss combined with good opportunities to find food have resulted in certain animals successfully moving into cities while others aren’t able to make that transition. Photographs and examples are used from all across North America, including several from BC. Each chapter focuses on one kind of animal, including land mammals, marine mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and spiders. A final chapter provides useful advice to make cohabitation more successful.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2012-2013.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle

We share our urban environment with many untamed creatures who at first glance choose places to live that seem contrary to their needs. This book looks at how raccoons, squirrels, coyotes, geese, alligators, otters, snakes and others survive in the big city. It also talks about the responsibility we have to ensure these animals remain safe in our cities.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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