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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Subject||Animals, Nonfiction, Science and Math, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||F|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Series Made Simple
These primers on animal classification focus on essential characteristics of six popular groups. Most pages provide one key trait, such as ‚Äúall birds have beaks.‚Äù One or two high-quality photos provide strong visual support. The fact that ‚Äúinsects have skeletons on the outside,‚Äù 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 ‚Äúmost [reptiles] lay eggs‚Äù and ‚Äúmost fish are cold-blooded.‚Äù 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.