Animal Classificaion

Series of 6 titles

From feathered flyers to scaly swimmers, our world is home to an exciting array of creatures. Explore the animal kingdom and discover each group's unique traits through vibrant photographs and carefully leveled text. Narrative nonfiction is supported by a labeled diagram and picture glossary.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Amphibians Amphibians 1.0
Cover: Birds Birds 1.0
Cover: Fish Fish 1.0
Cover: Insects Insects 1.0
Cover: Mammals Mammals 1.0
Cover: Reptiles Reptiles 1.0
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Animals, Nonfiction, Science and Math, STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Dewey 595.7-599
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 250-320
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

These primers on animal classification focus on essential characteristics of six popular groups. Most pages provide one key trait, such as “all birds have beaks.” One or two high-quality photos provide strong visual support. The fact that “insects have skeletons on the outside,” for example, becomes tangible and more memorable thanks to the image of a rhinoceros beetle that demonstrates it so clearly. A variety of species are used to portray different physical features; this also shows the wide-ranging diversity within each class (less true in Amphibians, which mostly features the frog life cycle). Inaccurate generalizations are avoided with carefully worded sentences like “most [reptiles] lay eggs” and “most fish are cold-blooded.” Principles of classification and further specifics are absent, which is the right choice for the intended age level. VERDICT Smart attention to text and image make this set just right for early elementary students.

Author: Erica Donner