Friday, April 2, 2010

Do Whales Have Belly Buttons?

Do Whales Have Belly Buttons?
by Melvin and Gilda Berger
illustrated by Higgins Bond
Do Whales Have Belly Buttons is an informational text containing questions and answeres about whales and dolphins. The book starts off with an introduction on why to read a question-and-answer book. The first section on the book is general information about whales, and contains a lengthy list of questions and answers that give much information about the life of a whale. The section contains answers to questions about the lifestyle, reproduction, body, prey, and communication of whales. There are also sections on toothed whales, baleen whales, and dolphins. Each section contains a plethora of background information and interesting facts about these creatures, which are highly amusing to children. This book contains great pictures and diagrams of whales and dolphins, and is not only educational but entertaining as well.
I think this book would be great in a classroom, especially for a science unit on marine animals. Children are fascinated by dolphins and whales, and love to learn interesting, wierd, and unusual facts about them. This book provides the information in an organized manner and has pictures on every page. Students who read this book could follow up by doing a project or presentation on whales and dolphins.

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