In Boa Constrictors, beginning readers will learn how boa constrictors hunt for prey in the wild. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the dramatic world of boas.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify a boa constrictor's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about boa constrictors online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Boa Constrictors also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Boa Constrictors is part of Jump!’s Reptile World series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist (Maggie Reagan)
Snakes take center stage in this addition to the Reptile World series. Venomous snakes and strangling snakes get equal page time in these four volumes, which are structured for the early reader: bold, colorful (and sometimes gruesome!) photos are the focus, offset by a straightforward text that utilizes action words and simple vocabulary. The star of Anacondasis notable for its massive size; though slow on land, its hunting skills in the water are demonstrated as it catches a caiman. Early readers are further assisted by each volume’s final picture glossary, which will help them to visualize potentially unfamiliar terms, and a diagram of each snake and its surprisingly varied parts. The high-interest topic (and the images that show the snakes devouring their prey) will attract readers, while the upbeat tone will help alleviate the fears of fledgling researchers.— Maggie Reagan