Colors in Nature

Series of 6 titles

Brilliant color doesn’t only reside in a box of crayons or markers—nature has the most vibrant colors on Earth. Beautiful photos and easy-to-read informational text explain how colors help animals hide, help attract mates or pollinators, and tell us when food is ripe. Let your kids read through the rainbow!

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Blue Blue 0.8
Cover: Green Green 0.8
Cover: Orange Orange 0.9
Cover: Purple Purple 0.9
Cover: Red Red 0.8
Cover: Yellow Yellow 0.8
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Arts, Early Concepts, Science and Math, STEM
Copyright 2014
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Dewey 535.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 260-340
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.8-0.9
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

Readers will be eager to spot colors after finishing these volumes. Parents and teachers are encouraged to introduce terms by using the covers and the picture glossaries, important nonfiction elements that are well designed in this set. The clean layout contains clearly identified photos of plants, animals, and other natural objects. Responses to the recurring question, “Why is it. . .?” are simple. For example, the answer to “Why is it orange?” in regard to a pumpkin is “It is ready to be picked.” Some examples, such as purple sand and cacti, seem a stretch. An attractive page devoted to four shades of the featured color could encourage students to find additional variations. Complexities, such as why a color can sometimes frighten potential predators and at other times provide camouflage, are not considered. However, such nuances are explored in Enslow’s fine “Rainbow of Animals” series.

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