The World's Biggest Mammals
From the Series The World's Biggest Animals
In The World’s Biggest Mammals, early fluent readers learn about mammals as they explore the lives of two of its largest members, the African elephant and the blue whale. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they learn about the physical features and behaviors of these supersized animals.
An infographic compares the animals’ size with that of familiar items, and an activity offers kids the opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the world’s biggest mammals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. The World’s Biggest Mammals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
The World’s Biggest Mammals is part of Jump!‘s The World’s Biggest Animals series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Each book introduces the class of animals in question before moving on to two chapters, each of which focuses on a different “biggest” animal. Basic info, with an emphasis on size, is provided. The authors employ child-friendly comparisons: school buses, cars, and average child or adult weight or height are frequent standards. “Did You Know?” insets extend the facts, while labels, simple graphs, and a world range map add value. Photos are clear and well chosen. A final graphic contrasts the height, weight, or length of one or both of the animals with humans, inviting further exploration. A quick “Try This!” activity that concludes each volume continues the math integration. VERDICT Young readers will find both the topic and treatment inviting as they are encouraged to interact with the text through questions and extensions.