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on 28 February 2007
'How fast can cheetahs run?
Why do kangaroos carry their babies in pouches?
How did rattlesnakes get their name?
How do weaverbirds make their nests?

You can find the answers to these and many other questions in this attractive book. Beautiful illustrations of all kinds of amazing animals and plants, together with detailed explanations of how they live, make this an ideal introduction to the fascinating habitat of the world's grasslands.

Large paperback format with 32 shiny, high quality pages, split over 11 chapters:

Grassland areas
Plant-eaters
Meat-eaters
The changing seasons
Avoiding enemies
Insects
Birds
Living in groups
Caring for young
Snakes
People in grasslands

plus an index.

Easy to read format, in a variety of fonts with bold headings and full colour illustrations throughout.

Example of text:

'The Ivory Trade'

Ivory comes from elephants' tusks. For thousands of years, people have been carving things from it. Since the 17th Century, huge amounts of African ivory has been sold to other countries. This is called 'the ivory trade'.

Elephants are killed just so that their tusks can be pulled out and sold.

In 1989, 76 countries made an agreement to stop 'the ivory trade', but some elephants are still killed by poachers.'

In a bolder text alongside:-

'Ivory is mainly used to make ornaments and bracelets. Today many people refuse to buy ivory things. They hope that if less ivory is sold, fewer elephants will be killed.'
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'In 1989, the president of Kenya organised a huge bonfire of tusks confiscated from poachers, to show the world that the Kenyan government was against 'the ivory trade'.'
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