WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History

WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK

From the "First Discoveries" series
Age Range: 5 - 7
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A photo album of young wolves running, playing, and growing through their first year.

Light on factual details, the uncredited text largely runs to vague observations along the lines of the fact that “young wolves need to rest every now and then” or that packs “differ in size. Some are large and have many wolves, while others are small with only a few.” The chief draws here are the big, color, stock photos, which show pups of diverse ages and species, singly or in groups—running, posing alertly with parents or other adult wolves, eating (regurgitated food only, and that not visible), howling, patrolling, and snoozing as a seasonal round turns green meadows to snowy landscapes. In a notably perfunctory insertion squeezed onto the final spread, a wildlife biologist from the American Museum of Natural History introduces himself and describes his research work—all with animals other than wolves. Budding naturalists should have no trouble running down more nourishing fare, from Seymour Simon’s Wolves (1993) to Jonathan London’s Seasons of Little Wolf (illustrated by Jon Van Zyle, 2014) and on. Baby Dolphin’s First Swim follows the same formula even down to profiling exactly the same wildlife biologist.

A bland also-ran trailing a large litter of like-themed pups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: June 6th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4549-2237-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Sterling
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2017




MORE BY AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

ChildrenTADPOLE TO FROG by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History
ChildrenSHARKS by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History
ChildrenCAMOUFLAGE by American Museum of Natural History
by American Museum of Natural History

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE LUCKY LITTER by Jennifer Keats Curtis
by Jennifer Keats Curtis
ChildrenWOLF WATCH by Kay Winters
by Kay Winters
ChildrenGRAY WOLF PUP by Doe Boyle
by Doe Boyle