WOLVES by Seymour Simon

WOLVES

Age Range: 8 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Varieties, life cycle, pack and hunting behavior, and the current status of this endangered predator--although with what may seem too many transparently rhetorical questions (``Are wolves savage and destructive hunters of people and livestock?'') and fillers (``After wolves kill a large animal, they may rest for a brief time or eat right away''). Without attribution, Simon states that ``...there is no record of a healthy wolf ever trying to kill a human in North America.'' In Gray Wolf, Red Wolf (1990, for slightly older readers), Patent is more precise: ``there is no record of a healthy wild wolf attacking a human.'' Patent also does a better job of stating the case for and against reintroducing wolves in national parks. Still, though his text isn't up to his usual high standard, Simon again selects outstanding photos--this book's strongest and most appealing feature. (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-022531-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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