Orca! the Killer Whale: Including a Paper Animal-Cap!

Sharon Lewis, Author, Linda Roberts, Illustrator, Linda Roberts, With HarperCollins Publishers $8.95 (20p) ISBN 978-0-694-00295-5
These two titles in the new WildCap series pack a lot of information about their respective subjects. Lewis provides clear descriptions of the mammals' physical characteristics and explanations of their mating, hunting and recreational habits--including such little-known facts as how tigers enjoy a relaxing soak in a pool of water (unique in the feline world), and how orcas became known as killer whales. Tiger portrays various kinds of tigers and other big cats, and furnishes data on which tigers are rare or already extinct; Orca names some of the 76 known types of whales. Maps show the distribution of both tigers and orcas worldwide. Striking illustrations (color photos of elaborate, three-dimensional paper cutouts) perfectly reflect and enhance the texts. Each book features a ``Wildcap''--a face of the tiger or whale--for children to punch out, fold and wear. Ages 3-6, 4-9, respectively. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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