Praderas (Grasslands)

From the Series Ecosistemas (Ecosystems)

In Grasslands, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of both a prairie and a savanna. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there.

A map shows readers where the world’s grasslands are located, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about grasslands online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Grasslands also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Grasslands is part of Jump!’s Ecosystems series.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM, Spanish
Subject STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-08-01
BISACS JNF051100, JNF051180, JNF051080
Dewey 577.4
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 210
Guided Reading Level E
ATOS Reading Level 1.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 189998
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

This series introduces children to earth’s ecosystems. Each book begins by defining the topic environment, identifying plants and animals and the food chain, and ends with a visual glossary. The biggest draw in this series is the stunning photography. Unfortunately, the text does not do justice to the images. The books attempt to introduce complex notions with just one or two very simple sentences per page, and the result is often nonsensical. The Spanish translation is not always correct, at times clumsy, and sometimes the word used is unnecessarily obscure. For example, eggs hatching is translated as eclosionar, when salir del cascarón is more commonly used. VERDICT An unnecessary addition for most collections.

Author: Nadia Higgins