Las ardillas bebés (Squirrel Kits)
From the Series Los bebés del bosque (Forest Babies)
In Squirrel Kits, emergent readers learn about baby squirrels in the forest. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once.
Squirrel Kits includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Squirrel Kits is part of Jump!'s Forest Babies series.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM, Spanish|
|Number of Pages||16|
Series Made Simple
A very simple introduction to some of the more commonly found baby animals in a North American forest. Each title consists mainly of appealing close-up photographs of the creature in question. A few simple statements inform readers of the name of the animal and some of its characteristics. A word review section at the end consists of six thumbnails highlighting the information in the book. Though for the most part the Spanish translation is correct, in Los Kits the Spanish word for a raccoon cub is never provided, leaving it simply as “kit,” which is not a Spanish word. VERDICT An attractive introductory series for little ones, with the exception of Los Kits.