Welcome to the world of the kinkajou! Many readers may never have heard of this nocturnal creature. As an arboreal mammal, the kinkajou spends its time high in the forests of South America, Central America, and Mexico. A chapter on the kinkajou's body discusses its size, appearance, and special features, such as its backward-turning feet, extra-long tongue, and prehensile tail. Other chapters cover its diet, life cycle, and habitat, including a map. Predators, including humans, are also introduced, along with threats to the kinkajou's environment, such as deforestation, and conservation efforts that are in place. Every book in the Nocturnal Animals series includes sidebars on scientific classification, the special features of the nocturnal eye, and the difference between nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular animals. Full-color photographs will draw in the reader while showing off the kinkajou's unique characteristics. Glossary words in bold, phonetic spellings, and an index supplement this easy-to-read text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Format Price Qty
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 599.76
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Guided Reading Level P
Copyright 2010
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Imprint Checkerboard Library
ISBN 9781604537376, 9781617849183, Q07376
Format Reinforced Hardcover, eBook, QR Bundle

Author: Kristin Petrie