Los zorrillos bebés (Skunk Kits)
From the Series Los bebés del bosque (Forest Babies)
In Skunk Kits, emergent readers learn about baby skunks 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.
Skunk Kits includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Skunk 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. VERDICTAn attractive introductory series for little ones, with the exception of Los Kits.
Booklist (Rosie Camargo)
For the animal lover, Los bebés del bosque series (8 titles), which, in English, translates to Forest Babies, makes an excellent vocabulary primer for the emerging Spanish-language reader. Los zorillos bebés, which stars some surprisingly adorable skunk kits, contains easy Spanish sentences in large font, displayed alongside irresistible photos of skunks in their natural habitat. A table of contents, glossary, and index are handy tools that will help introduce beginning readers to the basics of research, while images match to vocab words to help strengthen language skills. The book goes through the basic characteristics of the skunk, including its color and smell. It offers up facts about the living style and family relationships of the skunk as it grows to maturity. Strong vocabulary and good design help make this a solid translation.
— Rosie Camargo