Frenemies For Life
"This is a great little book with one- or two-page chapters and fabulous photography. It's the kind of nonfiction book a 3rd-5th grader could read cover to cover. We are always on the look-out for nonfiction our students can READ and not just BROWSE."
"Between the Ages of 2 and 8 - A cheetah cub snuggles with his sisters in their mother's fur, seeking comfort and safety during a storm. In the morning, their mother takes them on a journey; she has picked up the scent of lions, which have already killed two of her cubs. Adventure awaits as the big cats cross the Serengeti Plain. The mother is separated from her offspring when she attempts to drive two hunting lionesses away from them. Children will sense the imminent danger as the young cheetahs find themselves alone at nightfall. Mugambi stands watch, and when he hears a sound, he bares his teeth. But all is well, for breaking through the grass was the shadowy, yet familiar figure of their mother. The tale is sure to spark youngsters' curiosity, making the facts at the end very useful. The brown, blue, and gray savanna colors used in the realistic illustrations breathe life into the story."
- Tracy B., Durham Public Schools, NC
"Mugambi (African for "leader") is a 6 week old cheetah cub who safely leads his sisters through the dangerous Serengeti Plains to find their mother. In this delightful story, written by Dr. John Becker and illustrated by Mark Clapsadle, an array of African animals is wonderfully visualized. This hardcover book is written for 3-8 year olds, and would make a wonderful Christmas present. Dr. Becker also has written a series of books on animals, such as the bald eagle, who have made comebacks from near extinction. These hardbound books are for older children."
- Betty G.