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Children's Nonfiction General

Who Lives Here? Savanna Animals

by (author) Deborah Hodge

illustrated by Pat Stephens

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Category
General, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554530731
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554530724
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

The savanna is home to exciting animals whose bodies are suited to living on the warm, grassy plain. Elephants, giraffes, lions, meerkats, zebras and other animals have special ways of finding food, raising families and protecting themselves in this habitat with long dry seasons and shorter rainy seasons. The Who Lives Here? series looks at animals in their natural habitats - rain forests, polar regions, deserts, wetlands and savannas - and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.

About the authors

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. She specializes in writing engaging non-fiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. Many of Deborah’s books have received awards and have been published internationally. Her honors include the Information Book Award of Canada and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also appeared on ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah lives in Vancouver.

Deborah Hodge's profile page

Pat Stephens is the illustrator of many books for children. Her art appears in the Animal Behavior series and the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Pat lives in Durham, Ontario.

Pat Stephens' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Librarian Reviews

Savanna Animals (Who Lives Here?)

Pint-size safari-guides-in-training learn what a savanna is. They also meet nine savanna-dwelling animals: elephant, wildebeest, giraffe, meerkat, zebra, black mamba, lion, ostrich and rhinoceros. Realistic illustrations support this clearly written text. The final page features animal words and a note for parents and teachers.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

Other titles by Deborah Hodge

Other titles by Pat Stephens