The savanna is home to exciting animals whose bodies are suited to living on the warm, grassy plain. Elephants, giraffes, lions, meerkats, zebras and other animals have special ways of finding food, raising families and protecting themselves in this habitat with long dry seasons and shorter rainy seasons. The Who Lives Here? series looks at animals in their natural habitats - rain forests, polar regions, deserts, wetlands and savannas - and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.
About the authors
Deborah Hodge is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. She specializes in writing engaging non-fiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. Many of Deborah’s books have received awards and have been published internationally. Her honors include the Information Book Award of Canada and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also appeared on ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah lives in Vancouver.
Pat Stephens is the illustrator of many books for children. Her art appears in the Animal Behavior series and the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Pat lives in Durham, Ontario.
- Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Savanna Animals (Who Lives Here?)Pint-size safari-guides-in-training learn what a savanna is. They also meet nine savanna-dwelling animals: elephant, wildebeest, giraffe, meerkat, zebra, black mamba, lion, ostrich and rhinoceros. Realistic illustrations support this clearly written text. The final page features animal words and a note for parents and teachers.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.
Other titles by Deborah Hodge
West Coast Wild Rainforest
West Coast Wild at Low Tide
West Coast Wild Babies
Cooking with Bear
A Story and Recipes from the Forest
Bear’s Winter Party
West Coast Wild
A Nature Alphabet
Rescuing the Children
The Story of the Kindertransport
Watch Me Grow!
A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City
Up We Grow!
A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm