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January 30, 2016 | $16.95
Run for Your Life!
Predators and Prey on the African Savanna
Illustrator(s): Paul Meisel
Hardcover | Pages: 32
Size: 9 X 11 | USD: $16.95
Publication Date: January 30, 2016
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: J
Themes: African, Animals/Nonfiction, Science & Nature
About the Book
A day on the African savanna is like a game of hide-and-seek with deadly consequences.
Fierce, predatory animals chase down weaker creatures for food, while their targets scatter to avoid ending up as lunch. In this exciting picture book, Lola Schaefer’s poetic writing is paired with Paul Meisel’s elegant watercolor paintings, capturing the life-and-death pursuit of savanna wildlife. Spreads depict animals of all sizes on their quest for a meal, leading up to a climactic face-off with some hungry lions: Run for your life!
Back-matter includes average sprint speeds for the animals mentioned in the book.
Educator's Guide/Lesson Plans
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★
“Steadfast animal-lovers will likely enjoy this visually pleasing and gentle introduction to the food chain.”
“Schaefer highlights the action, with the verbs taking center stage and providing lots of opportunity for fun, interactive vocabulary lessons.”
—School Library Journal
“Speed freaks will glom on to the final spread, which provides a brief overview of the “chase-and-flee scenes” common to the savanna and compares the animals’ average sprint speeds.”