May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Most of the species one sees on safari are unique to Africa, and many of them are instantly recognizable. At the end of the book we get a short paragraph about each animal, which will answer som I'm not a fan of abstract illustrations for the very young, especially in alphabet books but Browne strikes a balance, and even the animals that are not likely to be known to most readers have a clear, recognizable shape. Included in the back of the book are notes on each of the animals. It is thought that cats will purr at a frequency that most pleases their human companion, meaning that cats understand humans more than we might have thought. Lions are most active after dusk, when they groom and socialise before going to hunt. Young children will enjoy looking at the pictures and the book will spark many questions.
The cuscus has lifespan of up to 11 years. The serval is a medium-sized wild cat that is closely related to the African golden cat. Their diet includes seeds, roots, bulbs and insects. Chobe National Park is another good bet. The fourth member of the hyena family is the , which appears further up this list. Similarly, take particular care never to get between a hippo mother and her calf.
Crocodile Click the picture to find out more! Stella lives in North Somerset. After subduing its victim, the leopard will sometimes drag its prey up a tree. If your kids love the zebra, the giraffe, the lion, the elephant, the rhino, the hippo and other African animals, explore the links below to enjoy a collection of activities themed around them. The text's simple rhyming patterns can easily be memorised by infants, while introducing them to new vocabulary. Eats primarily termites and ants — up to 50,000 per night. Their body is covered with large, pointy spines. Servals are tall, with small heads and big ears.
It uses its excellent sense of smell to find food, and its long, sticky tongue to capture its prey. Here the leopard can finish its meal in peace away from other predators. Visit this page to get started:. It is a fitting name for this large animal, which has a semi-aquatic lifestyle. Cheetah are found throughout southern and eastern Africa, in wide open spaces that allow them to reach their top speed while pursuing prey. The colors are gorgeous and the text is simple and relatable, e.
Although hyenas have a reputation for being scavengers it is only the striped hyena and the brown hyena that find most of their food this way. These big, powerful animals are unmistakeable due to their bulk and distinctive nose horns. Jackals are small canines members of the dog family. Animal Notes in the back provide information about the size, classification, social group, diet and habitat of the animals. I would have students collect interesting facts about their animal, where it lives, what it eats, etc. There are two species of gorilla: the eastern gorilla and the western gorilla.
In contrast to his twin, he is hyposensitive to noisy visual input, and although at times he stims with this book moving it back and forth across his vision field while squinting , as long as he is also reading I think this is a good way for Harry to get the input he needs. Click the picture to find out more about this strange-looking burrowing animal. Warthogs are large animals with two pairs of tusks protruding from their faces. Male baboons use noises and visual threats such as showing their sharp, pointed teeth to establish their standing within the troop. For ages 4 to 9, alphabet, animals, Africa, art, poetry, and fans of Philippa-Alys Browne. One of the best-known species of mongoose is the meerkat, which lives in desert habitats in southern Africa. Gorillas live in the forests of central Africa.
They are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa in a range of aquatic habitats including lakes, rivers and deltas. My favorite images are crocodile, hippo, lion, nyala, rhino, vulture, and zebra. To see the endangered Grévy's zebra, head to in northern Kenya. Altogether a distinguished book with a serious purpose and an independent viewpoint. The survival of both species is threatened by widespread , and the black rhino is considered to be critically endangered with fewer than 5,000 individuals left in the wild. The African animals alphabet coloring book is also the perfect accompaniment to go along with the preschool lessons that take you through the alphabet, one letter per week, including crafts, nursery rhymes, stories, couting and more. Hyenas often appear in African and Middle Eastern folklore and mythology.
Only the males have horns, which they use in territorial battles. It can survive for long periods without water, obtaining its requirement from the metabolic moisture of its prey such as small buck, sand rats and rock hyrax. Elephants are found in a wide variety of sub-Saharan habitats, including forests, deserts and savannah. Servals are fast and agile, and their diet consists of a variety of small creatures such as birds, mammals and reptiles. Caribou, related to the reindeer, have unique hairs which trap air providing them with excellent insulation. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Click on the pictures to discover more about each species.
They have zebra-like stripes, but in fact are more closely related to the giraffe. I'm not a fan of abstract illustrations for the very young, especially in alphabet books but Browne strikes a balance, and even the animals that are not likely to be known to most readers have a clear, recognizable shape. Many of the African animals would not be common to children so younger students would find it difficult to read. In order to be able to drink without losing consciousness, the giraffe's neck contains special veins and valves that regulate the flow of blood to its head. Male hippos are territorial, and like buffalo can be exceptionally aggressive when provoked.