From the Series Reptile World
In Komodo Dragons, beginning readers will learn about the sharp claws, venomous bite, and powerful legs of this huge lizard. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the fascinating world of the Komodo dragon.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify a Komodo dragon’s body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Komodo dragons online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Komodo Dragons also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Komodo Dragons is part of Jump!’s Reptile World series.
|Kindergarten - Grade 3
|Beginning Readers, STEM
|Number of Pages
Series Made Simple
These basic reptile introductions offer judiciously selected facts coupled with strong visual content to appeal to early readers. Spare text offers a couple of sentences per page, with simple vocabulary. One or two features of each animal are highlighted over multiple pages. In Horned Toads, for example, defense against predators is the main topic; Crocodiles covers hunting and babies. The tight focus is supported by vivid, well-chosen photographs. The text of Komodo Dragon, for example, basically lists its physical features, but the dynamic images, many of which expand beyond a single page, convey the uniqueness of the animal in ways that young readers will absorb and remember. A captioned photograph closes each book, highlighting a few body parts and adding a bit more information. VERDICT Bare-bones material paired with strong visual appeal makes this set an excellent choice for beginners; older readers will want more content.