A BOLD CARNIVORE by Consie Powell


An Alphabet of Predators
Age Range: 5 - 12
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 A sumptuous ABC of predators and their prey, splendid for display or for careful, close viewing. For each alphabetical entry in her first book, Powell provides a full-color drawing of the predator in a natural habitat and a border depicting the prey. A line of text introduces both, e.g., ``A slippery red-spotted newt searches a quiet stream bottom for leeches or frog eggs.'' Some choices are expected--lynx and fisher- -others less so. The damselfly and the murex (or ``mureX'' as the weak ``X'' entry) snail are predators, too, engaged in the endless struggle to survive. A glossary gives more facts about predators as well as lists of prey shown in the illustrations. From alligator to zapus, this is an alphabet not to be missed. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1995
ISBN: 1-57098-023-3
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1995


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