Did you know its the emu father who protects the chicks Follow a doting dad as he keeps his brood safefrom when theyre granite green eggs until theyre all grown up.In the open eucalyptus forest of Australia, an emu as tall as a human settles down on his nest to warm and protect the eggs left by his mate When they hatch, the chicks will be ten times bigger than domestic chicken hatchlings and covered in chocolate and cream stripes to provide camouflage in the grasslands This unusual family sticks together until the hatchlings grow up, facing dangers that include eagles and dingoes Ornithologically inclined youngsters will delight in this visually striking chronicle full of fun emu facts....
|Publisher||:||Candlewick April 28, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||782 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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My Granddaughter loves the book. It's the one she keeps by her bed when she wakes up before the rest of her family.
Fun for kids or adults. Accurate and informative. Especially like the art work.
Alas for poor emu. Forever relegated to be consider a second rate ostrich, it encompasses all of the awkwardness and none of the stereotypes. Does anyone ever talk about burying your head in the sand like an emu? They do not. Are schoolchildren routinely called upon to ooh and aah at the size of an emu’s egg? They aren’t. And when you watch “Swiss Family Robinson”, do you ever find yourself wishing that the kids would try to saddle an emu for the big race? Not even once. Emus are the second largest living bird in terms of height, coming right after the ostrich, and you might be fooled into believing that they are the less interesting of the two. There, you are wrong. Wrongdy wrongdy wrong wrong wrong. I do not wish to start a war of words with the prominent ostrich societies of the world, but after reading “Emu” by Claire Saxby (illustrated by Graham Byrne) I’m a bit of what you might consider an emu convert. Chock full of interesting information and facts about what a typical emu might experience in its day-to-day life, the book is full of thrills, chills, and a species that gives stay-at-home dads everywhere a true animal mascot.
This is a nonfiction book about emus. They are a type of flightless bird who live in Australia. They are big; they are the size of an adult human being. The male is in charge of raising his babies. Mom is not involved much.
Summary: After a female emu helps build a nest and lays eggs, her responsibilities are done. It’s up to the male to sit on the eggs for eight weeks, not even leaving to eat or drink, then to take care of the young hatchlings for over a year until they are ready to look for mates of their own. The Australian author-illustrator team that did last year’s Red Kangaroo follows the life of a male emu as he waits on the nest, welcomes the new babies, and teaches them to fend for themselves. The text is written in two different fonts; one could be read aloud while the other gives additional related facts and information. A brief author’s note and index are included at the end. Grades K-3.
The emu is the second largest bird in the world, but is often overlooked by its relative, the ostrich. EMU is a non-fiction children's book that follows the life of an emu as they are born and until the reach adulthood. I learned some interesting things by reading this book. For instance, I didn't know that the emu father is actually the animal that nests the eggs after the female lays them and he is the one to raise the babies until they are able to survive on their own. On one page there is the narrative of the book and on the other page there is a different text that gives additional information. There is an author's note and index at the end of the book. I didn't really like the illustrations of this book, however. They do complement the test, but they aren't very eye catching.