People love dolphins for their sleek bodies, gentle personalities, and amazing athletic abilities. This book takes a look at dolphins in their natural habitat. Readers will learn about these animals' bodies, lifestyle, food preferences, life cycle, and more. A special chapter examines performing dolphins.
"This is a book sure to fly off the shelves of any elementary or middle school library. Well written, it gives readers a great deal of information about this creature and how it lives. This title covers various aspects of the life of dolphins. The book is organized into chapters and uses both text and photographs to describe dolphins. The chapter titled The Dolphin Way of Life introduces readers to how dolphins like to stay together in groups and such life issues as mating, the birth of dolphins, and the life of baby dolphins. Virtually every other page has a photograph that re-enforces the topic being discussed. The photographs are crisp and offer brilliant colors. A glossary of new words helps readers better understand the book. Each of the glossary words is also shown in bold text throughout the book. Along with the glossary, the book offers a listing of books and Web sites for further study of dolphins. Children love books about animals and this book gives enough information to really teach children about the animals while also fascinating them with beautiful photographs. I think it will be a popular book with students. Recommended."
--Library Media Connection (September 2004)
Price: US $29.15