Series of 6 titles
How fast can a cheetah run? Why do tigers have stripes? Find the answers to these questions and more in Big Cats! A diagram supplements the content, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bright, full-color photographs and photo labels complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Each title includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||F|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.0-1.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Big Cats - Reviewed by School Library Journals
Appealing photographs and basic facts introduce well-known wild cats. Short and simple sentences make the text accessible to new readers: “Jaguars are big cats. Their fur is tan. They have dark spots” (Jaguars). Question-and-answer sequences and interjections such as “Neat!” and “Wow!” add a slightly playful tone. Most photos show the felines in their natural habitats, sometimes interacting with prey. Nicely varied images effectively support information about basic physical traits and behaviors. Lions, for example, includes clear and engaging views of the animals hunting, playing, fighting, and resting in trees. Occasional close-up photos of key features such as a tiger’s claw (Tigers) and endearing views of cubs at play add to the visual appeal. VERDICT Fine choices for new readers and younger browsers.