From the Series Science Behind the Colors
In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the markings and colors of mandarinfish and how these fish live in the ocean. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about mandarinfish and the science behind their amazing colors and patterns.An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about mandarinfish using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mandarinfish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Mandarinfish is part of Jump!’s Science Behind the Colors series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Animals, Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
Science Behind the Colors - Reviewed by Booklist (Booklist Top Ten)
Ever wonder how animals came to possess their particular pigments? The answers to these colorful mysteries are revealed in these early readers, which take a unique approach to animals science.
Science Behind the Colors - Reviewed by School Library Journal
Bright, clear photos fill the pages of this series, while text is divided into easily digestible chunks of three or four sentences. Many of the photos have labels or small “Did You Know?” text boxes that offer additional facts. Each title also includes an infographic, such as a diagram of blue-footed boobies’ mating dance or a map of where mandarinfish live. An activity at the end of each book directs readers to research life cycles or observe how food coloring changes a stalk of celery. Those who wish to learn more may use the “Fact Surfer” website to access more resources. VERDICT An engaging series useful for lessons on animal adaptations or pleasure reading for animal lovers in general.